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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Simple question really, what do the 8 Pin Connectors do?

I know they're for power but what do they power specifically?


Thanks in advance for any replies smile.gif
Edited by GeoWillWalls - 2/2/13 at 8:48am
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post #2 of 8
if its a brand new psu its x2 6 pins connected they should come apart
-ROG
post #3 of 8
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No I know that, I just want to know what they power on the motherboard?
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post #4 of 8
does it look like this >? http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/atpic.jpg are is it really just 2 6 pins?
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post #5 of 8
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You're not getting it, yes they are two four pin connects that join into one

http://www.maximumpc.com/files/u139222/psuguide-atx12v-big.jpg

What do they power?
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post #6 of 8
They supply the processor with the extra power it needs to put it shortly.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jared872 View Post

They supply the processor with the extra power it needs to put it shortly.

Aha! Thank you smile.gif That answers a lot...
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No problem.
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