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Old 07-28-2008, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

So, I was stupid and didn't do enough research when I bought a new PSU.
here is my mobo, as you can see it has an 8 pin cpu power connector.



I bought this PSU : Newegg.com - XION XON-630P12N 630W ATX12V Power Supply 115/ 230 V RoHS, UL, CE, CB, CSA, FCC, TUV, Demko, Nemko, SEMCO - Power Supplies which has a 4 pin one.

Now, I have read a few places that I can still get away with using the 4 pin in the 8 pin slot, and while it does fit, I don't want' to risk frying anything. So can I just use the 4 pins as is, or do I have to return it,(in which case I am having a lot of trouble finding a PSU with the 8 pin connector), or can I get away with one of these: Newegg.com - LOGISYS AD202 12V Molex to 8pin P8 Adapter - Adapters & Gender Changers or these: PA-P4-E8

thanks a bunch!
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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btw:

Athlon XP 64 dualcore 3800+ at 2.0Ghz

3 Gigs RAM

mobo above

Radeon HD 3870 512MB

Windows XP x64
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just use two 4 pin connectors or an adapter if you don't have 2
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes there are only 1 4pin cpu connectors, and i did buy (order) an adapter but this still will have 8 pin of power going through 4 wires, is that a problem?
and i plan to use this on one of the 95 or 125 watt Phenoms in the future.

also, i would like to see if the PSU actually works so i can start the return process before the adapter gets here.

and my mobo manual says nothing about the 8 pin connector.
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seems like a cheap PSU ...so if you have the money/want to upgrade it'd probably be best to anyway
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yeah your probably right, by the time i buy a new mobo, the Phenom, extra HD3870 and the hard drives, a nice PSU shouldn't seem so expensive.

so the 12v rail is what i would need 2 4 pin connectors of correct?

and what about this one?

Newegg.com - Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TÜV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Power Supplies
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