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Windows 7: 8-PIN Motherboard and a 4-PIN Power Supply

29 Mar 2013   #1
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
8-PIN Motherboard and a 4-PIN Power Supply

I was looking through motherboards and noticed that this one has an 8-PIN power connector.

I went and looked through PSUs and found that most are only 4-PIN, like this one.

What am I missing? How do you connect a 4-PIN PSU to an 8-PIN board?

Thanks!


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29 Mar 2013   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

A lot of the newer PSUs have two 4 pin connectors to use for the 8 pin connection. Also I have seen some 4pin to 8 pin adapters on NewEgg and eBay.
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29 Mar 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The PSU you linked has an eight pin power connector. It's listed as 4+4 which means it can be split to use with a MOBO that has only a four pin socket or it can be used put together side by side for MOBOs with an eight socket.
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29 Mar 2013   #4
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does "1 x 12V (4+4Pin EPS/ATX)" mean it has (2) 4-PIN connectors?

EDIT: Lady Fitzgerald, we posted at same time. Thank you!
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29 Mar 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hArLtRoN View Post
Does "1 x 12V (4+4Pin EPS/ATX)" mean it has (2) 4-PIN connectors?

EDIT: Lady Fitzgerald, we posted at same time. Thank you!
It happens.
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29 Mar 2013   #6
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hArLtRoN View Post
Does "1 x 12V (4+4Pin EPS/ATX)" mean it has (2) 4-PIN connectors?

EDIT: Lady Fitzgerald, we posted at same time. Thank you!
It happens.
Thanks!
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