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Is this safe?

The power supply im using has a 4 pin cpu plug, and its not quite long enough, is the following safe?


PSU -> 4 pin to 8 pin CPU adaptor -> 8 pin extension -> Mobo
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  1. why not just plug the 4pin to the extension and bypass the adapter?

    so 4-pin to 8pin extension to mobo
  2. The 4 to 8 pin adaptor does not run long enough to reach the mobo, and I cant plug a 4 pin into my motherboard and have it work.

    Edit: Oh I see what your saying,

    4 Pin -> 4 pin extension -> 4 pin to 8 pin adaptor -> mobo

    instead of

    4 pin -> 4 to 8 pin adaptor -> 8 pin extention
  3. austing said:
    The 4 to 8 pin adaptor does not run long enough to reach the mobo, and I cant plug a 4 pin into my motherboard and have it work.

    Edit: Oh I see what your saying,

    4 Pin -> 4 pin extension -> 4 pin to 8 pin adaptor -> mobo

    instead of

    4 pin -> 4 to 8 pin adaptor -> 8 pin extention


    what case, motherboard, CPU, and PSU do you have?

    a CPU 4-pin power plug should be able to power most stock CPUs
  4. CPU: C2D e7300

    Case: Zalman Z11+

    Mobo: EVGA 680i SLI (Its finicky if an 8 pin isnt in it)

    PSU: Viotek 550w
  5. if you want my honest opinion, that PSU is nothing more then a paper weight. i would invest in a better unit rather then power extensions & adapters.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    your set up in your initial post will work until your PSU calls it quits.
  6. ct1615 said:
    if you want my honest opinion, that PSU is nothing more then a paper weight. i would invest in a better unit rather then power extensions & adapters.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
    your set up in your initial post will work until your PSU calls it quits.



    Not getting a new PSU yet, gunna save for a 750w for SLI/future system use PSU.

    So,

    PSU -> 4 to 8 pin -> 8 Pin extension -> Mobo?
  7. Best answer
    austing said:


    PSU -> 4 to 8 pin -> 8 Pin extension -> Mobo?


    will work
  8. Best answer selected by austinG.
  9. Should hold me over until christmas until I get a 750w Fatal1ty.
  10. get a better 650 watt one.
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