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post #1 of 6
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hey everyone.

i'll be replacing my brothers PSU in a few days, and i just checked his case from the inside.

his motherboard has 2x4 pin cpu power thingy, im a complete noob in PSU so i dont know their names.

so, with 2x4 pin cpu power slot, theres only 1x4 plugged in there. and 4 slots are open.

the pc is running perfectly fine, what i want to know is, how?

should i also plug only 1x4 when i replace the PSU? or should i plug 2x4?

im lost guys
Edited by Cryolite - 8/19/11 at 1:40pm
post #2 of 6
Are you talking about the plug in the upper left corner of the board?
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post #3 of 6
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im sure someone would ask this, i described it so poorly.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...120154172l.jpg

the 2x4 slots right next to the Ultra Durable text.

ps: this isnt his mobo, just a random mobo to show you what i mean. he has an Athlon ii 630 CPU if that matters.
post #4 of 6
Its a secondary motherboard power, you need to have at least one plugged in - if the new PSU has two of them, then yes plug them in, if not then don't worry about it. Please don't mistake them with PCI-E power though, you'll end up with your board not working if you plug a PCI-E power in there

Those are called 4/8-pin ATX 12V Power connector (4 if it only has 4 pins, 8 if it has two 4 pin )
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post #5 of 6
Like apple said, you have to have something plugged in. It's not required for all the holes to be plugged. Plugging them all can just provide more overclocking stability.
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post #6 of 6
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okay guys, thanks ! i'll be plugging in both.

love OCN, problem solved in minutes.
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