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Old 09-30-2010, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my new mobo after a RMA, my PSU has the 8 pin connector for the mobo but it splits into 2 4's

the mobo only has a 4 pin, what should i do?!

Should i just stick a 4 pin inside it and leave the other 4 pin hanging out?
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yes. that's why it's designed as a 4+4 pin
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Default Re: 8 pin connector when only 4?

Ah ok cheer's, well im on it now, and i didnt need to reformat?

im guessing its installed the up-todate drivers allready?

or are my old drivers still on here?
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Default Re: 8 pin connector when only 4?

You'll have no mobo/chipset drivers, or even network drivers... If you're Vista, you'll no longer be activated either.

You're going to have to do a repair of windows.
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Default Re: 8 pin connector when only 4?

Im on Windows XP at the moment, but next friday im geting windows 7
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XP means just do a repair IF it won't boot right, but might work without th drivers right away.
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Well its fine at the moment, guess i can only tell when i play wow wont be till next friday
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