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PSU single rail adapter?

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December 18, 2012 2:24:03 PM

Hello,
I have a 1200w ultra x4 power supply, it only has one 12v rail, my mobo requires two. Would a 12v 8 pin y adapter work?
a c 714 ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 3:38:07 PM

Are you talking about the CPU power connector?
Adapter should work but most boards will run on onli 4 pins plugged into the correct position on the board.
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December 18, 2012 3:53:39 PM

Not sure. I'm not the greatest at this. A friend said I have two 8 pin 12v power cables off of my mobo and only one input on my PSU. It is a asus server board.
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a c 714 ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 3:55:22 PM

Which board then I can look it up?
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December 18, 2012 4:44:59 PM

Z9PE-D16/2L

Thanks for your help.
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a c 714 ) Power supply
December 18, 2012 6:26:41 PM

Yes indeed it has two 8pin CPU power connectors and your PSU only 1 x 8 and 1 x4 so an adapter should work.
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Anonymous
December 18, 2012 6:29:30 PM

or run two psu with it
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Anonymous
December 18, 2012 6:33:32 PM

ahh lol i see... yea i'd also say an adapter should work fine.
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December 19, 2012 2:44:33 PM

Thanks for all the help, the adapter seems to be working. My ram on the other hand, not so much. Someone told me that I did not have to use server ram, desktop ram would work. I bought 4x8gb sticks, and am getting b7 error code. b7 is "nvram configuration reset". Does that mean I bought the wrong ram?
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a c 714 ) Power supply
December 20, 2012 3:15:29 PM

You will have to have ECC ram.
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