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PSU cable in OEM PC seems to be incorrectly plugged in to motherboard. Should I correct it, or leave it since it might be non-standard?

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Hi guys,

I'm helping a friend with a Packard Bell Ipower x2.0. I'm upgrading various bits and pieces, when I noticed something strange.

The PSU has two 4-pin power connectors for the CPU, and so does the motherboard. However, one 4-pin is plugged in and the other one is half plugged in (two pins are plugged in, the other two are loose). But it was POSTing just fine before. Do you think this was intentional from the OEM, and the motherboard uses non-standard connectors, or is this just a mistake that I should fix?

I don't want to try it myself without asking here first, since the last time I put a standard PSU into an OEM, the OEM board went out with a bang (and people told me that standard PSUs in non-standard motherboards is bad yo).
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OK, so after much looking around, I found out that the motherboard is a Foxconn P55M01P8. However I can't find the manual for it anywhere, so I don't know if that 8 pin for the CPU power is standard or non-standard. :/

Can anyone help?
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