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Motherboard 8pin Adapter

Last response: in Motherboards
December 12, 2012 3:20:55 PM

My power supply does not have a 8pin connector for the motherboard so i need an adapter, i bought a Startech PCI Express 6pin to 8pin and tried to connect it but the 8pin would not fit into the motherboard, what type of adapter do i need then? (a link to the product on would be appreciated!)

ASROCK 970 Extreme3 Motherboard
Antec 750W Power Supply
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December 12, 2012 5:47:50 PM

i think you don't need an adapter, if you just plug the 4 pin into the 8 pin on one of the sides, i forgot which.

although the adapter may be useful to increase cable length to re route the cable round the back of the case to improve airflow.
December 12, 2012 11:03:18 PM

Ill just play it safe and use the 8pin I've ordered when it arrives, thanks.