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Okay, so my DFI lanparty p35-t2rs has a 8 pin cpu power connector, BUT my thermaltake purepower has a 4 pin cpu power connector, so my question is..

Is it okay to plug my 4 pin connector into one half of my 8 pin socket on my board?

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Yes it is okay. The 8 pins are used for stability for overclocking, but I would be looking at an upgrade depending on the psu.
    
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It should be OK but an 8 pin may provide more stable power. I believe there is also a floppy type power connector near the PCIe slot that is recommended too.
    
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I gotta say i just got rid of that particular psu, i took it apart finally and found one popped cap and one on the way out(leaking). I had a MSI 955X Platinum that had the 8 pin connector and i only plugged in the four pin connector and after about six months i had to replace the connector and the motherboard because they melted together and almost caught fire. I dont think that the purepower has enough capacity to handle that kind of load. I got a OCZ StealthXStream 600W that is doing the job nicely now and it has the eps 12v connector on it. That should handle the extra load better.
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