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Old 02-08-2007, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 12V power supply problem

OK, so the new MB I was given to use has a normal 24 pin power connector and then a 4 pin 12V power connector that according to the manual has to be used. My power supply has two 6 pin 12V connectors, 1 is being used for my SLI video card, and the other I'm assuming is for the motherboard. But the power supply plug is 6 pin and the motherboard connector is 4 pin. I'm going to contact the motherboard company later to ask them, but I'm wondering if any of you have an idea on this one.

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Alright firstly what's your motherboard. Secondly what's your power supply.

The two 6-pin cables are not 12V connectors. Yes, they use a lot of the 12V lines but they're called PCI-e connectors. There should be a 4-pin ATX12V connector for the CPU socket somewhere, it's not like it's something new. Your power supply should have one.

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was just about to post this before I read your reply. I checked the specs on the power supply and it says it has 2 6pin PCI-E connectors, and 1 4pin 12V connector. I must have just overlooked it last night......so many cables. Thanks for the reply though.
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