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January 9, 2013 11:45:27 AM

Okay! so I bought my new Hardware awhile ago and build it
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I'm a total newb so I view videos on youtube to learn

then it's perfectly fine BUT! my Power Supply have only 4-pin atx 12v! but my motherboard need 8-pin! is there any way to fix it?
or any third party hardware to have extra 4-pin atx 12v connector?

My Specs:

Amd trinity A6-5400K
G.Skill Ripjaws x 4gb(2x2) 1600Mhz
Corsair VS450 450Watts
Hp DVD-RW Optical Drive
WD 250gb blue
Sapphire HD 6570 1gb
Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H
Antec 600SE

Need ASAP answers!!

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January 9, 2013 11:51:31 AM

What kind of PSU do you have?
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 11:51:56 AM

if your psu has only 4 pin for cpu power connect that 4 pin starting with the left connector meaning the second 4pin female port will remain empty, if you read your motherboard manual they should cover it
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January 9, 2013 12:15:07 PM

maxinexus said:
What kind of PSU do you have?


Corsair VS450 450Watts


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if your psu has only 4 pin for cpu power connect that 4 pin starting with the left connector meaning the second 4pin female port will remain empty, if you read your motherboard manual they should cover it


does that work?
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 12:23:37 PM

Have you read your manual?
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January 9, 2013 12:26:30 PM

darth pravus said:
Have you read your manual?


Who reads manuals anyways? no i'm just kidding! :D  i'm reading it right now
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 12:30:27 PM

Good man. Usually helps out with weird connector problems
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January 9, 2013 12:32:56 PM

darth pravus said:
Good man. Usually helps out with weird connector problems


thanks alot for advicing me to read manuals :D  now i learn my lesson :) 
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January 9, 2013 12:42:28 PM

Did you find what you needed then?
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January 9, 2013 12:51:11 PM

darth pravus said:
Did you find what you needed then?

what if I buy a molex to 4-pin adapter? does that work?
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 1:01:04 PM

You can just use a 4 pin on the left side of the 8 pin connector
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 1:18:02 PM

dood just do what me and Darth Pravus said. why make it more complicated? :p 

edit: and the picture you posted is simply an extension for your cpu 4 pin so you will still have a single 4 pin cable...just a little bit longer ;oooo
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January 9, 2013 1:23:58 PM

alvine said:
dood just do what me and Darth Pravus said. why make it more complicated? :p 

edit: and the picture you posted is simply an extension for your cpu 4 pin so you will still have a single 4 pin cable...just a little bit longer ;oooo


lol wrong picture here it is http://www.highpowersupply.com/product-ac-12v.htm well i'll try it (fingers crossed) xD

but what if i want to overclock(slight)? can an adapter work fine?
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January 9, 2013 1:32:33 PM

My very first build is getting interesting xD
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 1:33:41 PM

since you're ocd about the 4 pin cpu power in a 8 pin female port you can use 4pin to 8pin adaptor, dont get the molex to 8 pin as molex is used for fans, optical drives...the molex connects are not designed for high voltage needed for your cpu

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/457690788/Free-Shipp...
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January 9, 2013 1:35:58 PM

yes very interesting, also dont start overclocking untill you get some kind of artermarket heatsink for your processor. overclocking means running faster speeds than specified, faster speeds require more voltage to keep the thing stable, more voltage means more heat, more heat means less stability to you need a better cooler
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January 9, 2013 1:56:28 PM

alvine said:
yes very interesting, also dont start overclocking untill you get some kind of artermarket heatsink for your processor. overclocking means running faster speeds than specified, faster speeds require more voltage to keep the thing stable, more voltage means more heat, more heat means less stability to you need a better cooler


Yes I need a better grades so that my parents will buy me a new Processor cooler and i'm not into overclocking but if it is needed i'll overclock xD but for now I wont and I will also buy that adapter to calm my brain :lol: 
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 2:08:57 PM

you can use the 4pin and it will work fine as long as you dont overclock the motherboard and cpu.
just plug it in as it only fits 1 way.
or if you want you can get a 4-8way converter off ebay. it wont make any difference to the overall performance or allow any more volts for overclocking but it will work just fine.
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January 9, 2013 2:44:59 PM

should I wait for a professional IT(I have an IT grad friend) or plug it myself?
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a b ) Power supply
January 9, 2013 7:29:51 PM

Do it yourself. It's very hard to mess up. as we said just put the 4 pin in the left side. As hexit said a 4-8pin adapter wont give any more power.
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January 11, 2013 4:10:20 AM

It works great! Thanks for all the comments and sugestion especially for darth pravus and alvine! I connected the 4-pin to my 8-pin ATX and it works perfectly fine :D  thanks alot guys!
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January 11, 2013 4:11:29 AM

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