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Can i connect 4 pin 12v connector instead of 8 pin 12v connector?

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July 30, 2011 6:53:45 AM

i have in win 400w PSU and it has a 4 pin 12v connector but my motherboard (intel DX58SO) has 8 pin 12v connector. so can i connect 4 pin 12v connector on my motherboard instead of 8 pin 12v connector?. plz help me!
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
July 30, 2011 7:05:23 AM

get adapter like this :


but i wondering about this PSU out real at 300W and 350W .. ?? i sugesst get new PSU with Pure/True Power + high Efficiency
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a c 137 ) Power supply
a b å Intel
a c 238 V Motherboard
July 30, 2011 4:54:14 PM

reezinmohamed said:
i have in win 400w PSU and it has a 4 pin 12v connector but my motherboard (intel DX58SO) has 8 pin 12v connector. so can i connect 4 pin 12v connector on my motherboard instead of 8 pin 12v connector?. plz help me!


The 4 or 8 pin connector provides added power for the motherboard slots, and perhaps overclocking. Most of the time, using only 4 pins is OK, unless you have a heavily loaded configuration. Read your mobo manual to see what they say.
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