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Windows 7: PSU Connector help

01 Dec 2010   #1
BashirSabeel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
PSU Connector help

Hi, I have purchased a OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W PSU (model: OCZ500SXS2), I have also choosen a motherboard (Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 890GX Socket AM3 HDMI DVI VGA.. | Ebuyer.com) but this motherboard has a 8 pin CPU power connector and on this PSU I only see a 4 pin CPU power connector (P3):? I need to know if I purchase this motherboard will it be able to work with the PSU and power up an AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz Socket AM3 125W 9MB Cache.. | Ebuyer.com
Also read on a website:

"You can plug a 4 pin 12V cable into an 8 pin motherboard and it will sometimes work properly but other times it won't work at all or will burn/melt the connector."

Thanks in advance for the help.



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01 Dec 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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01 Dec 2010   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well according to the specs and pictures from newegg....it clearly shows it's a 4 pin connection on the mobo. See highlighted insert.


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01 Dec 2010   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My mistake......power to mobo...not cpu fan.....I need to reed more clearly or wear my glasses....
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01 Dec 2010   #5
BashirSabeel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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01 Dec 2010   #6
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Send the PSU back if possible. I would consider a larger capacity for expansion and stability as well go with modular to keep cable management under control. Major complaint with this is no 8 pin and short cables. My thinking is 500 leaves little growth potential and possible unstable operation. I learned this with a 600w and now have 1050w I would suggest Corsair or Thermaltake in a minimum 700w and be done with it. The PSU is the underpinning of your system and not an area I would go cheap.
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