Asus P6T6 12V power connector

I'm build an I7 system with an Asus P6T6 motherboard. In the upper left corner there's an 8 12V pin connecter (EATX12V) with a plastic cap covering 4 pins. The manual says "don't forget to plug in the 8 pin connector or it might not boot." Can anybody tell me why there's a cap covering 4 pins? Am I supposed to remove the cap & plug in an 8 pin cable or use a 4 pin cable. Hope you can help.
Thanks, 1gc
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  1. take off the cap and use the 8 pin connection off the PSU
  2. Thanks. Why is it capped?
  3. The manual says either 4 or 8 pin is OK. They put the cover there so the user knows the correct pins to connect to if using only 4 pins.
    For a high end system gaming OCing ect i would use the 8 pin
  4. Some PSUs only come with a 4 pin CPU power connector. It will work with either a 4 or 8 pin connector.
  5. 1gc said:
    Am I supposed to remove the cap plug in an 8 pin cable or use a 4 pin cable.


    Yes....should say so in MoBo and PSU manuals. Page 2-31 of your manual.

    "Do not forget to connect the 8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the
    system will not boot."
  6. Thanks for all the help. I can rest easy now!
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