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Somewhat noob question here but I am putting together a Rampage IV Extreme motherboard setup and am unsure on the 4-pin and 8-pin 12 V outlets near the CPU. I have a ToughPower 1350W Thermal Take PSU which has a 24-pin and 8-pin connector and many other optional connectors for SATA/PCIe connections mostly. There is a cap covering 4 of the pins of the 8 pin outlet of the motherboard that I understand should be removed for better grounding. My question is should I split the 8-pin 12V connection from the PSU using what looks like a splitting cable included with the motherboard, and do I need to use both the 4 pin and 8 pin outlets of the motherboard or can I just plug into the 8 pin and 24 pin?

The motherboard guide appears to show that all 3 connections (24 pin, 8 pin and 4 pin) need to be connected to the PSU but its a little ambiguous. Any help appreciated and I can take pictures if needed!
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The 8-Pin is for the CPU and the 4-Pin next to it also for CPU.

4-pin EATX12V_1; 8-pin EATX12V_2

 

 

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6-Pin is for additional power to PCIe slot and the 4-Pin for Memory.

 

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Edited by Ken1649 - 1/22/12 at 5:54pm
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Thats what I read however my PSU only has a 8-pin main connector. Should I be splitting that 8 pin connector into two 8-pin/4-pin connectors and connect each of those? There was what looks like a splitting cable included with the motherboard.
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Thats what I read however my PSU only has a 8-pin main connector. Should I be splitting that 8 pin connector into two 8-pin/4-pin connectors and connect each of those? There was what looks like a splitting cable included with the motherboard.


Yes, split the 8-Pin. It's actually a 4+4-Pin. Must plug it in otherwise, no boot.
 

 

 

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Sounds good, thanks!
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Sounds good, thanks!

I just have a single 4 pin connected for the cpu and thats it. I have no problem with 32 gigs of ram, a single 580 and 5.0ghz cpu... When I additionally connect the 6 pin by the PCI-e slots my board won't even boot...
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Wonder if the 6 pin EZ plug would work with 3+way SLI. Do you use the 4pin EZ plug for the RAM? I read that you only need it if you are using more than 4 DIMMs.
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Wonder if the 6 pin EZ plug would work with 3+way SLI. Do you use the 4pin EZ plug for the RAM? I read that you only need it if you are using more than 4 DIMMs.

No. Does the mobo come with the connector? I dont have a 4 pin like that to connect from my PS anywhere? Looks like a PWM headder, but it's not. Maybe that will help my XMP problem. When I use XMP windows only recognizes 24 of 32 gigs of my ram... I dunno if that could even be a power issue but I guess it's worth a shot. If I leave XMP off and run my 1866 ram at 1333, it recognizes all 32 gigs
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No. Does the mobo come with the connector? I dont have a 4 pin like that to connect from my PS anywhere? Looks like a PWM headder, but it's not. Maybe that will help my XMP problem. When I use XMP windows only recognizes 24 of 32 gigs of my ram... I dunno if that could even be a power issue but I guess it's worth a shot. If I leave XMP off and run my 1866 ram at 1333, it recognizes all 32 gigs

It did not come with mine so I didn't connect it. I believe it was for more than 4 DIMMs but I suppose speed/size might play a factor.

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you don't need to split the 8 pin, just use the 8 pin and don't use that extra 4 pin, it is for extreme OCing. Or you can do with ken suggested and use both, id only use one tho . A lot of extra power connectors are for OCing heavy duty, adding that extra 4 pin wont help any with air/water, the PCI-E 6 pin is for extra SLI capabilities, and should be used with 3+ GPUs. The floppy connector really is for memory and USB, but idk why you would use that unless you filled up all your SATA ports.
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