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Can i put 4 pin connector in 8 pin slot

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July 23, 2010 11:36:28 PM

Hi, Maybe you can help me. I have 2 ports close to each other on my motherboard for a 8 pin EPS12V. My power supply only has one such cable. I do have a left over 4 pin ATX12V connecter that’s not being used. Should I fill half of the other 8 pin slot with it??? And if so, does it matter what part of it as long as the polarity is the same?? Or shouldn’t I bother??? Will it make any difference??? Thanks in advance.
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a b ) Power supply
a c 78 V Motherboard
July 24, 2010 7:22:32 PM

You should be able to attach it - orient the pin so it slides in easily, if you have to force it, you are not aligning the pins properly.

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a c 126 ) Power supply
a c 216 V Motherboard
July 24, 2010 7:40:51 PM

Many times the 8 pin is not necessary. It is used for particularly high powered cpu's and overclocking. The 4 pin connector should fit in OK. Try it.
Otherwise you should be able to get a 8 pin adapter.
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August 1, 2010 12:12:13 AM

Best answer selected by danhasmail.