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ATX 12V 4-pin and 8-pin

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February 21, 2012 12:45:55 PM

Hello,

PSU I am considering buying has a 4-pin 12V connector and a 8-pin 12V connector. My MB only has a 4-pin connector. Is the 8-pin just optional. Can I just use the 4-pin

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February 21, 2012 12:59:05 PM

Most modern PSUs are compatible with either the 4-pin ATX12V standard or the 8-pin EPS standard. So to answer your question: Yes, you can use the 4-pin ATX12V connector to provide power to your CPU power header on the motherboard.
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