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Is my new motherboard compatible with my power supply??

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December 30, 2011 5:38:33 AM

I bought the Asus M5A97 http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A97/
and the Cooler master extreme power plus 500w http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3738
Are they compatible? The MB has an 8 PIN EATX 12v Connection, the PSU has 4+4 pin ATX 12v. Do they connect to eachother?.
a b ) Power supply
a c 93 V Motherboard
December 30, 2011 7:02:18 AM

The cpu cooler plugs in to a 4 pin fan header [ usually on the top edge of the mb near the processor ]

The power supply connects to the mb via two cables . One has a 20 +4 connector .

The second supplies power to the cpu and it is 4 pin , 4 + 4 pin, or 8 pin .
You have the 8 pin. It only fits one way .
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December 30, 2011 12:02:34 PM

Okay but im still not sure.. I re edited my post to make more sense. Have a look
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December 30, 2011 12:26:18 PM

Are they going to work with eachother or do i have to get a EATX power supply??
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December 30, 2011 12:57:28 PM

4+4 just means that your power supply could be used on older boards with just 4 pin power requirements but on the newer boards that want 8, you can combine them side by side and make it all happen still (or 8 pin power).

So you will be able to do this as long as your case can fit the board because EATX is Extended ATX and larger physically in size.
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December 30, 2011 1:18:02 PM

Okay great that is what i needed to know. Thanks
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