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My MB needs a 8 pin power connector but I have only 4

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August 5, 2010 12:51:32 AM

My friend said it would still work using only 4...? I'm too scared to try it.

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a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2010 12:56:39 AM

The 4 pin will provide the same 12v power from the PSU as an 8 pin. The extra four pins are added grounding pins.
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August 5, 2010 1:09:03 AM

Thanks. I'm unable to plug it in to the pins closer to CPU because the connectors don't match... i hop[e thats not a big problem.
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a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2010 1:12:52 AM

As long as the 4 pin 12v connector is installed correctly, 12v power will be provided to the processor. The pins are keyed, the 4 pin only fits one way.
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August 5, 2010 1:16:31 AM

Best answer selected by izaven715.
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a b V Motherboard
August 5, 2010 1:20:11 AM

GL. I'm glad youre not scared anymore. :) 
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