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Right...

What specs (connection wise)
should i b looking at/for when getting a new PSU for my current board?

My Motherboard currently uses...
1x 24pin ATX
1x 4pin

my current PSU has the 24 pin and it has 2 4pins?!
only ONE of the 4pins fits...so whats the other 4 pin for?

NOW...
when looking at new PSU's i am unsure wither PSU's have the correct 4 pin connection...

SOME advertise it as:
1x 24 pin + 4 pin ATX
others
1x 24 - 1x P4 - 1x P8
others
ATX 24 pin & 20 pin compatible - EPS/ATX12V 8-4 pin

The 2 i am looking at are Hiper 780W and Cosair TX750W
both saying different things for the same thing??!?!?!

so whats the correct name - or how do you ID the correct 4pin for an AMD board???
Edited by Valllldondo - 6/17/08 at 1:33pm
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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
Right...

What specs (connection wise)
should i b looking at/for when getting a new PSU for my current board?

My Motherboard currently uses...
1x 24pin ATX
1x 4pin

my current PSU has the 24 pin and it has 2 4pins?!
only ONE of the 4pins fits...so whats the other 4 pin for?

NOW...
when looking at new PSU's i am unsure wither PSU's have the correct 4 pin connection...

SOME advertise it as:
1x 24 pin + 4 pin ATX
others
1x 24 - 1x P4 - 1x P8
others
ATX 24 pin & 20 pin compatible - EPS/ATX12V 8-4 pin

The 2 i am looking at are Hiper 780W and Cosair TX750W
both saying different things for the same thing??!?!?!

so whats the correct name - or how do you ID the correct 4pin for an AMD board???
Valllldondo, is this PSU for your AsRock motherboard? If so then all you need is the standard 20-pin power connector and a 4-pin 12volt ATX connector. I'm looking at the specifications here under Expansion / Connectivity -> Connector.
Some of the 8-pin connectors you might get can also split into two 4-pin connectors. My Corsair 550VX does that exact same thing. Here are some more details on the ATX standard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX

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Its handy to have a PS that provides a 2x4 power pin so that you have both a 4 and a pin connection covered.
    
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SO...
http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...03281&catcode=

will this PSU not work my the asrock then?
or can you get 24 to 2o pin converters like the cosair TX750w does?

or does the 24 pin just over hang on a 20 pin mb?
Edited by Valllldondo - 6/17/08 at 2:48pm
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SO...
http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...03281&catcode=

will this PSU not work my the asrock then?
or can you get 24 to 2o pin converters like the cosair TX750w does?

or does the 24 pin just over hang on a 20 pin mb?
Valllldondo, the ATX12V v2.2 standard has a 24-pin that can be used as a 20-pin. I believe one side can be detached and used as a 20-pin.

Perhaps someone with more knowledge in this area can verify for us.

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post #6 of 7
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cool....
merci all again

i think i will go for the

£56 - 630W HiperPower HPU-4M630-PE - MISCO (if only running one X2 / GTS OC / GTX2 etc)
or
£78 - 780W HiperPower HPU-4M780 - MISCO (if Going for Sli Crossfire one day)
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Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
cool....
merci all again

i think i will go for the

£56 - 630W HiperPower HPU-4M630-PE - MISCO (if only running one X2 / GTS OC / GTX2 etc)
or
£78 - 780W HiperPower HPU-4M780 - MISCO (if Going for Sli Crossfire one day)
Valllldondo, if the store your purchasing from offers any Corsair power supplies I would also look into getting one of those. The quality of the components internally are excellent and reliable.

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