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4 pin cpu power with 8 pin extension

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July 21, 2010 8:37:39 PM

I I have a power supply and motherboard that both use the 4pin power for the cpu. But i am getting the HAF X next week and it comes with an 8pin cpu power cable extension. would it work if i just plug the 4 pin cable into 4 of the pins on the 8pin extension and plug 4 of the pins on the 8 pin extension to the motherboard? thanks for your help everyone.
July 21, 2010 9:35:29 PM

can someone please answer quickly, if this wont work i will go ahead and by a 4pin extension cable for $8 the cheapest. I would much rather save the money and use the included 8pin extension with the haf x case. but i need to know if that will work
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July 21, 2010 9:40:20 PM

if you have 2 different 4 pin connectors in different places then no. But if the 2 4 pin connectors are next to each other then yes.
Also if you just need 1 4 pin connector then yes the 8 pin will suffice.
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a c 165 ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
a c 105 à CPUs
July 21, 2010 9:40:22 PM

yes it will work

your PSU may even reach without the adapter

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July 21, 2010 9:42:58 PM

thank you so much everyone, no the cable on my psu just reaches it now on a mid tower case, with a micro atx board.
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a c 172 à CPUs
July 22, 2010 5:41:07 PM

Wait a minute.

As far as everyone goes, yes, you can use an 8 pin extension with a 4 pin PSU and motherboard if you have enough physical clearance on the motherboard.

As you look at the motherboard with the CPU power cable facing up, if you have about 1/2" clearance to the left of the motherboard connector, you can use the 8 pin adapter. On a Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L, for example, you do not have that clearance.
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July 22, 2010 5:46:14 PM

^ great point, if you were to have a motherboard in a micro-ATx form than chances are no, you can't.
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July 22, 2010 5:46:40 PM

I have a g31m es2l and there is enough clearance
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July 22, 2010 5:47:10 PM

and it is micro atx
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July 22, 2010 5:47:20 PM

Ok
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July 22, 2010 5:50:12 PM

worse comes to worse, i'll have to rip off the ps2 ports, which i dont use.
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