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I just obtained another one of these boards for a steal

My question is the PSU I plan on using for this board only has a 4-pin connector, yet the mobo has an 8-pin receptacle. The manual stated that a 4-pin could be used, but I'm wondering if I could possibly damage the board in any way by doing this?

Also, if I can utilize the 4-pin without any issues, what orientation do I use?

o o o o
o o o o

I'm thinking the middle two, but not sure.

Thanks for the help in advance
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Originally Posted by Indignity View Post
I just obtained another one of these boards for a steal

My question is the PSU I plan on using for this board only has a 4-pin connector, yet the mobo has an 8-pin receptacle. The manual stated that a 4-pin could be used, but I'm wondering if I could possibly damage the board in any way by doing this?

Also, if I can utilize the 4-pin without any issues, what orientation do I use?

o o o o
o o o o

I'm thinking the middle two, but not sure.

Thanks for the help in advance
4 pin is fine, the adapter is keyed so it will only fit properly in the correct position.
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4 pin is fine, the adapter is keyed so it will only fit properly in the correct position.
Cheers grunion!

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o o o o
o o o o (only if that side is top of the board)
this is how my Gigabyte board was, and it came with a black piece of plastic blocking 4 of the holes for people with 4 pin power things like you have.
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Thanks bro!

About to go finish the cables & fire this folding rig up!
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