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8 pin power connector for 4pin motherboard????

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hi guys

i have thermaltake toughpower 750w cable management
my mainboard MSI K9N SLI Platinum
i have 8-pin 12 power connector. but my mainboard has 4pin !
what should i do? can i find 8-pin to 4 pin? can I install 8pin power connector to mainboard?

thanks in advance
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post #2 of 12
If you are looking at the 8 pin EPS power connector it should split up into 2 x 4pin power connectors.

If the 8 pin does not split, and you have verified that it is the EPS power "NOT" the PCI-E power connector then simply remove the black cap on the mobo that is covering the other 4 pins and plug them all in.

This is your Mobo correct?

P6T-Deluxe_supper.jpg

See the black plastic piece covering the other 4 pins now?
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 3/22/11 at 1:12pm
post #3 of 12
8-pin 12 power connector?

Check if the 8-pin EPS is actaully 4+4? Otherwise, there is a seperate 4-pin ATX AUX plug.
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post #4 of 12
Most of the time theres a little tab/break in the connector that allows you to only plug in 4 of the 8 pins
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Is there any possibility of being 1 x 8pin instead of 2 x 4pin ?
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post #6 of 12
Your PSU only has an 8-pin, not 4+4pin.
Find out which side fits in the CPU slot and you're good to go, there's no harm in doing this.
    
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On that supply the 4 pin should be a separate cable.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackHoleSon;12828152 
On that supply the 4 pin should be a separate cable.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1264&ID=1502

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post #10 of 12
That is quite a strange configuration. Does that mean that 2 of the 4 12v rails are taken by the EPS connectors?
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