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Old 08-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I use the 8pin EPS 12V cable/plug to power a low end motherboard?

Hi everyone!

Ok, I just noticed the cheapo Ultra LS 550 Watt PSU I purchased new for $9 has the 4 pin 12 volt atx plug for powering the 8 pin female plug on the ECS A880LM-M motherboard.

I also noticed the Ultra LS 550 Watt PSU has an 8pin EPS 12V cable w/ male plug.

Can I use the 8pin EPS 12V cable/plug to power the ECS A880LM-M motherboard?

Or, must I use the 4 pin ATX plug to power the ECS A880LM-M motherboard?

Components:

NEW Ultra LS 550 PSU [$9]
NEW ECS A880LM-M [$23]

Last question:

If I must use the 4 pin ATX male plug to power this motherboard, does it matter which side of the motherboard female 8 pin I plug the 4 pin ATX male plug into?

Please help me if you can.

Thanks,

Soar
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Hi everyone!

Ok, I just noticed the cheapo Ultra LS 550 Watt PSU I purchased new for $9 has the 4 pin 12 volt atx plug for powering the 8 pin female plug on the ECS A880LM-M motherboard.

I also noticed the Ultra LS 550 Watt PSU has an 8pin EPS 12V cable w/ male plug.

Can I use the 8pin EPS 12V cable/plug to power the ECS A880LM-M motherboard?

Or, must I use the 4 pin ATX plug to power the ECS A880LM-M motherboard?

Components:

NEW Ultra LS 550 PSU [$9]
NEW ECS A880LM-M [$23]

Last question:

If I must use the 4 pin ATX male plug to power this motherboard, does it matter which side of the motherboard female 8 pin I plug the 4 pin ATX male plug into?

Please help me if you can.

Thanks,

Soar
use the 8 pin EPS plug for the 8 pin motherboard.

for future reference, if your PSU only have a 4 pin atx plug and you have a 8 pin motherboard.
look closely at the shape of the pins and the motherboard. the 4 pin atx plug should only fit into one side of the 8 pin connector.
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use the 8 pin EPS plug for the 8 pin motherboard.

for future reference, if your PSU only have a 4 pin atx plug and you have a 8 pin motherboard.
look closely at the shape of the pins and the motherboard. the 4 pin atx plug should only fit into one side of the 8 pin connector.
Thank you FC. Yes, the EPS plug worked fine, exactly as you said.

I never realized the 4 pin plug can only be inserted one way into the 8 pin connector.

I will remember this for future references.

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