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On this motherboard, it says it needs a 8-pin power connector. I've only seen a 4-pin power connector board. My PSU have 2 x 4-pin power connectors. Would I have to hook up both of the connectors on this board?

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post #2 of 15
hmm, my evga 680i has 8 pin CPU connector and my PSU has 8 pin cable.
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I think the 8pin config is optional, my motherboard has an 8pin connecter w/ 4 pins covered by default. You can use the entire connecter or just half. I started using only the 4 pin, but since I realized my PSU had both an 8 and 4 pin ATX connecter so now I use the 8, not sure what benefit this supplies though.
    
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post #4 of 15
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hmm, my evga 680i has 8 pin CPU connector and my PSU has 8 pin cable.
Can you put 2 x 4-pin connector to the 8-pin board?
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Do the pin shapes match up, when inserted in the proper orientation?
    
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
Can you put 2 x 4-pin connector to the 8-pin board?
that im not sure about
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Do the pin shapes match up, when inserted in the proper orientation?
I do not own the board. Its my friend's and he only have 2 x 4-pins on his PSU.
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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by wayne_sony View Post
hmm, my evga 680i has 8 pin CPU connector and my PSU has 8 pin cable.
Same motherboard here. My PSU also had the 8-pin connector. I read in another thread a while back that you can just plug in the 4-pin to the 8-pin connector, and it will work fine. Not 100% sure on this. You could also look for an 4-pin to 8-pin adaptor.
    
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post #9 of 15
From what I've been told: The 8pin is only necessary with quads. Just got a p5k and called ASUS because I was just as confused as you. Good luck.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by tr8rjohnk View Post
From what I've been told: The 8pin is only necessary with quads. Just got a p5k and called ASUS because I was just as confused as you. Good luck.
Alright. I'll go test it myself for him in the morning.

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