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I'm in the middle of putting a PC back together, for a friend, using a new PSU. All it has is extra 6pin PCI connectors and his card has a 4 pin.. I've always worked with modular units, or units that have all the required connectors.
I'm ok to do this, right?
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are you speaking of the motherboard aux power or are you speaking of video card power?
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Whoops, I worded it poorly. I'm talking about the motherboard aux.
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Oh yes your good. you can plug the 4 pin into the 6 pin no problem as long as there is no overclocking going on.
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Nah, no OCing. This is a PC for his daughter. It only has 1x2GB 800MHz RAM DIMM & a GeForce 8400 lol
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post #6 of 13
Wait... what?

Are you asking if you can plug a 6-pin PCIe connector into the 4-pin ATX12V port on the motherboard? If so, NO.


Otherwise, what are you talking about?
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Yeah seriously, I think you win the most poorly written post ever award.

PCIE Connectors (6 pin) (6+2 pins) only are used on video cards.

Your PSU will come with a (4 pin) or (4+4 pin) connector for the CPU. Along with a (20 Pin) or (20+4) pin connector for the motherboard.

You can use a 4 pin connector in a 8 pin CPU port however I wouldn't recommend over clocking.

DO NOT jam a 6 pin PCIE connector into a 4 pin CPU port.
Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/20/11 at 2:19pm
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Yeah seriously, I think you win the most poorly written post ever award.
No no.... There are faaar worse, even posted in the last few days. I won't name names, but if you look through some of the posts from the last week you'll see who I mean.
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why do you need the extra 4pin on the mobo if your not overclocking? :S
    
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post #10 of 13
Ok just to clarify there are psu's that only have the single 4 pin connector for the motherboard aux power. That single 4 pin can be plugged into the 6 pin on a motherboard for aux power if needed. This is what I think the OP was asking
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