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I was wondering, is it safe to plug my power supply's two 4-pin CPU power connectors into my motherboard's single 8-pin CPU power connector?

I know it's possible to use just one, but the manual doesn't document on using two 4-pins in the one 8-pin plug.
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That's the right plug. They separate those just in case your motherboard has only the 4 pin connector. I think it's actually called the 4+4 connector.
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Does that mean it is safe to plug them both into the one 8-pin port? That's what I'm assuming, but I just want to make sure.
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Does that mean it is safe to plug them both into the one 8-pin port? That's what I'm assuming, but I just want to make sure.
Yes.
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Indeed
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Thanks for the posts guys! After my second post, I spent some time researching it on OCZ's forums, and found out that it was safe(and even recommended). I hooked the extra 4-pin up, and the floppy connector to the mobo for the PCI-E.
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