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November 24, 2012 9:05:39 PM

I was lookin at the GA-970A-D3 mobo, which has an 8-pin CPU power connector, and was planning on using the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor.
I have a PSU, but i'm 98% sure it doesn't have the 8-pin connector (Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX).... but it does have the ATX 12V 4+4 pin... just wondering/making sure, that doing the 4+4==8 will work correctly (as intended with this combo)
I've read that some are square, while some are rounded, which causes issues when trying to connect a 4+4 to an 8pin CPU power connector.

Anyone have any ideas on this one?

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November 24, 2012 9:09:10 PM

4+4 pin and 8 pin are the exact same thing. No difference other than the 4+4 being able to be split in half.
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November 24, 2012 9:09:16 PM

4+4 makes 8pin! It will work fine. just make sure you join it correctly then it can only go in one way.
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November 24, 2012 9:11:03 PM

Lol... thanks. I THOUGHT it was that simple (easy to make 4+4, to suit 4 OR 8), but i wasn't 100% sure.
These forums provide quick and easy answers from knowledgeable people :) 

If i could upvote you guys, i'd do it all day long :D 
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November 24, 2012 9:11:30 PM

Best answer selected by empirebattles.
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a c 283 à CPUs
November 24, 2012 9:22:36 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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