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Old 04-11-2009, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok. Here is a pic of my mobo: look at the white 8 pinned power plug next to the CPU. http://www.turbozone.ro/fotografii/P...SOCKET_775.jpg
And here is a pic of my PSU: the cord at the top of the pic is the power cord for the CPU. Only one of those goes into my mobo. so that my 8 pinned power plug has 4 in it. is this ok?
One more thing. in the psu pic, what are those extra 2 pronged cords attached to the pci-E cords used for?

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Old 04-11-2009, 11:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The psu should have 2 4pin connectors that hook together to make up an 8 pin one.

The extra 2 pin connectors attached to the pcie cords are for graphics cards that require 8 pin pcie connectors


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ok. i agree yes it does. but one of those connectors is all uhh "u" shaped instead of "u" and some square pins. so basically the second 4 pinned connector wont fit? Is this bad?
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What cpu are you putting in if its a quad or tricore then you will need an 8 pin if its just dual or single core then the 4 pin will do.
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yeah. its a pentium dual-core 2.5ghz
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it's best to plug them all in. but for a dual core you only need the 4 pin. but for tri or quad core you need all 8. and trust me all 8 will plug in to it.


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