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Ha! I was thrown off by the name SoundMax. Didn't even bother to download it. Seems like no matter how long I do this I still miss the obvious here and there!
I'll try it now. Thanx.
no problem, i suggested a few pages back getting the soundmax drivers on the front page, OP heed my call!!

let me know how it goes
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hi just wondering if anyone could helpme does the motherboard use the 8 pin powert or only the 4 pin, just asking becausethe cover over 4 of the connections
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hi just wondering if anyone could helpme does the motherboard use the 8 pin powert or only the 4 pin, just asking becausethe cover over 4 of the connections
it only uses the 8 pin
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my power supply only has the 4pin thing do i need a new supply or could a converter do the job
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my power supply only has the 4pin thing do i need a new supply or could a converter do the job
probably a new one but not too sure
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post #586 of 1767
i cant find any psus with a 8pin thing just 20+4 and the 4 pin for cpu, i read somewhere people only use the 4 pin, guess this would underpower the board
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Just an example but here's the one I have.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182067

Plenty of power, both 4-pin and 8-pin 12V connectors for cpu power, and 4 6-pin PCI-E connectors for high end video cards. I would recommend it for the price, though back when I bought it it was about $20 more.

Great PSU for quad-core and 2 GPU's in my opinion.
Edited by metal_gunjee - 3/1/10 at 11:37am
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post #588 of 1767
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no problem, i suggested a few pages back getting the soundmax drivers on the front page, OP heed my call!!

let me know how it goes
Flawless. I'm sure this won't be the last thoughtless mistake of mine.
Happpens to the best of us I guess. Thanx again.
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post #589 of 1767
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i cant find any psus with a 8pin thing just 20+4 and the 4 pin for cpu, i read somewhere people only use the 4 pin, guess this would underpower the board
Well, to quote the manual:

-Ensure to remove the cap on the EATX12V connector before connecting
an 8pin EPS +12v power plug
-Use only an 8 pin EPS +12v power plug for the EATX12V power connector.

Not sure why they decided to put a cap on 4 of the connectors,
probably to annoy people
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post #590 of 1767
That's most unfortunate for those who don't have 8-pin 12V connector on their power supply. There are boards that will allow operation with only 4 pins even though they would have an 8-pin connector, too bad this isn't one of them. The plug on 4 of the pins would lead you to think this would be possible on this motherboard.
Then again any system builder should do their research and know what they have and are getting before they make a purchase.
Edited by metal_gunjee - 3/1/10 at 11:49am
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