Corsair cx430 replacing HP OEM DPS-300AB-73A - need help with 2 issues

I posted earlier today. My Corsair has since arrived in the mail. I need help with two issues:
1. The 24 pin Corsair male connector has a blue wire in pin #14, while pin #14 is empty in the HP counterpart 24 pin connector. Is this a problem? Do I need to detach the blue wire from the connector?
2. The Corsair connector marked "CPU" is 8 pin, while the HP counterpart is 4 pin. I think I read a recommendation the the 4 outer pins be removed from the Corsair connector (Exacto knife?). Is this viable. Because there is a capacitor next to the 4 pin socket on the mbo, just attaching the unmodified Corsair connector is not an option.
Thanks!
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  1. 1 it should be fine.
    2 yes as stated in your manual . "If your motherboard has a 4-pin socket, detach the 4-pin from the 8-pin cable, and then plug this 4-pin cable directly to
    your motherboard."
  2. rolli59 said:
    1 it should be fine.
    2 yes as stated in your manual . "If your motherboard has a 4-pin socket, detach the 4-pin from the 8-pin cable, and then plug this 4-pin cable directly to
    your motherboard."


    Thanks Rolli59. Oddly, my Corsair didn't come with a user manual...just a "Warranty Guide" and a "Safety Information" pamphlet. However, I just found a user manual pdf online.

    One clarification, when you said it should be fine (#1), did you mean fine to attach the unmodified Corsair 24 pin connector, or to detach the blue wire from pin #14 and then plug in the connector?. Thanks again!
  3. Attach as is.
  4. For #2, the connectors are snapped together. You don't need an exacto knife to split them. Here's an animated gif that may help: http://images.highspeedbackbone.net/itemdetails/8-pin_animation.gif Only one of the two 4-pin connectors will fit the motherboard.
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