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New Mobo has 2 ATX 12v -- My PSU only has one

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OK, so I had an AM2 board in the past that only required 1 ATX 12v connector to power the CPU. The new mobo (a Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3) requires 2 of those 12v connectors. My PSU only has one such connector. Will this be a problem? I already have the system built but I don't want to power it on until I know whether this will be a problem.

Also, is there anywhere to buy one of these connectors? I really don't feel like having to wait several more days. I would prefer to go to a retail store.
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i used a single 4 pin on my m3a32, worked fine, now i have a Tx850 though i use both

Edit: note for overclocking having the 8-pin filled with 2 4-pin connectors you will acheive better overclocking by adding stability
Edited by Adam23 - 1/7/11 at 4:31pm
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OK I got it to boot just fine. I guess this will do until I can find another 4 pin connector to plug into my PSU.

Adam23, were you able to overclock with just one 4 pin connector?
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OK I got it to boot just fine. I guess this will do until I can find another 4 pin connector to plug into my PSU.

Adam23, were you able to overclock with just one 4 pin connector?

a little yeah but more with 2 plugged in, by adding the second connector you are supplying more power

EDIT: take note of the connector on my motherboard, when received one side of the 8-pin is capped off anyway, think more poeople back then still had 4-pin supplys


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Just get a molex to 4 pin connector . .. problem solved
    
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lol admin we need a ban plz
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He must be a Intel fanboy..
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