MSI 970A-G46 9 Series AM3+ Motherboard and HEC P485DR Orion 485W Peak Retail Power Supply. Power Supply has a ATX 24-pin Power connector but no ATX 8-pin Power connector. I am able to connect to JPWR1 on motherboard, but will not be able to connect to JPWR2 because power supply doesn't have a ATX 8-pin power connector. JPWR2 provides 12v powr to the CPU. Will the connection with the ATX 24 power connection eliminate the need of a ATX 8-pin power connection to the motherboard?
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8-pin connector is required for CPU to work properly, you're better off getting a decent PSU.
Edit: Did you check if your PSU has 8-pin split into 2 4-pins by any chance?
I checked and it doesn't, contacted Tigerdirect and waiting for their information before making a decision to return or not!