The other 4 pin CPU connector is not connecting to the 8pin...

THere's the picture.

I've connected one of the 4 pin but the other one is not connecting, take a close look at the picture, it's designed as if it's meant to not go in...

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/542900_10151804649130104_1469514004_n.jpg
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  1. Mobo: MSI z77 GD65
    PSU: Cooler Master GX 650 watt.

    The mobo has 2 main power plugs 24 pin and 8 pin.

    that 8 pin, I'm addnig 4 + 4 pins to it.
  2. Quote:
    what connector is that in your image,the only connector the cpu has is a 4pin fan connector,and from my knowledge it does not look like that,can you post the spec"s of your computer and how old it is,this should help you to get more help on this forum,there is also a motherboard section you can use



    Mobo: MSI z77 GD65
    PSU: Cooler Master GX 650 watt.

    The mobo has 2 main power plugs 24 pin and 8 pin.

    that 8 pin, I'm addnig 4 + 4 pins to it.
  3. Have you tried attempting to fit the 4 pin, then rotating 90 or 180 degress and trying again?
  4. please inore my first post,is that image of two 4pins that should be joined together correctly to make a 8pin mobo cable??
  5. I have no idea, I just realised my PSU do not come with 8 pin connector but it does say "4+4 CPU +12V connector" so i figured, this should go inside the 8 pin slot on the mobo.
  6. Rumbletum said:
    Have you tried attempting to fit the 4 pin, then rotating 90 or 180 degress and trying again?


    haven't bothered cuz the 'yellow' wires don't/won't line up together and the clip direction would be opposite. Isn't that dangerous... i mean plugging something in , in another direction than it suppose to.
  7. i think(not 100percent certain)if you join these cables together(partners)they will connect to the 8pin mobo connection,but i hope someone can add to this post to confirm this to be sure
  8. Hi Maxert

    I looked at a spare motherboard with 4/8 12V connector

    are you sure the plug you have in the socket is in the correct end of the 8pin socket?

    The clips on the 4 pin plug should be in the middle not the end of the 8 pin socket
    (and the clips adjacent to each other when the 2 4pin plugs are correctly aligned with each other and the socket)

    regards

    Mike Barnes
  9. Remove the one you plugged in
    Plug it in the left portion
    Plug the other one in the right side

    Done

    Yellow cables should all be on the same side
  10. Hi Maxert

    I finally found a useful picture of the 12V ATX 8 pin plug & socket + ATX 12V 4 + 4 plugs

    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#4into8

    the two 4 pin plugs will look like this 8 pin plug

    also do not get confused with the 12V PCI E plugs which can be 4 , 6 or 8 pin for connecting to high power graphics cards


    regards

    Mike Barnes
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