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2x 4+4pin PSU unable to connect 8pin mobo

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January 29, 2012 12:58:54 PM

Currently finishing plugging in the cables of my build. However, there seems to be a problem in connecting the ATX power on my motherboard.

I am using an ASUS P8Z68-PRO GEN3 which houses a 8-pin EATX 12V power socket. The PSU which I am using is a SilverStone Strider Plus 750Watt . The PSU has two 4+4 pin ATX 12V connectors, but I can't seem to find a solution in connecting it up with the mobo.

Will appreciate any help, suggestions and directions in connecting them up.

Thanks in advance
a b ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 1:16:24 PM

The 4+4 pin IS an 8-pin...

The connector is designed to be plugged in only one direction. The hook on the connector should have a corresponding lip on the motherboard side that it hooks onto.
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January 29, 2012 1:23:05 PM

Ahhh

So the round/square plastic outlines dont have to match? Just tried plugging the 4+4pin into the 8-pin socket again and they seem to slot in without much difficulty. I'm assuming there wouldnt be too much problems though the plastic outlines dont match?

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a c 700 ) Power supply
January 29, 2012 1:24:45 PM

If the latch hooks on correctly you are fine!
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January 29, 2012 1:25:46 PM

Just make sure you are not plugging the PCIe connector into the motherboard or vice versa.
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January 29, 2012 1:27:46 PM

totalknowledge said:
Just make sure you are not plugging the PCIe connector into the motherboard or vice versa.

I've never heard of a 4+4 pcie connector.
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January 29, 2012 1:38:33 PM

delluser1 said:
I've never heard of a 4+4 pcie connector.


No, but there is a 6+2 pin connecter that someone else on these forums plugged into their motherboard and cooked it.

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January 29, 2012 1:56:21 PM

totalknowledge said:
No, but there is a 6+2 pin connecter that someone else on these forums plugged into their motherboard and cooked it.

Yes , I know.
Kinda like going to the gas station and putting diesel in the tank , when it clearly states unleaded only.

OP here realize's the need for unleaded, said 4+4 , not 6+2
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January 29, 2012 2:26:53 PM

Sometimes I post superfluous information in case this thread is then later googled, and read later by someone else.
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January 29, 2012 3:16:28 PM

totalknowledge said:
Sometimes I post superfluous information in case this thread is then later googled, and read later by someone else.

And you just don't realize that all you are doing is adding to the confusion.
Thread had nothing to do with 6+2 pin connectors.
Now when we Google 6+2 we'll get hit with a thread about 4+4 , that's helpful.
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