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Old 02-14-2011, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, this is my first time building a computer, got my parts today, and notice a problem when I am installing the PSU. It seems like the PSU has 8 pin, and my board only has 4 pin for the CPU.
So will something like this work? I really don't feel like mailing the psu back to newegg and get a new one.

Amazon.com: EPS 8-Pin Power to ATX 4-Pin Cable: Electronics

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Old 02-14-2011, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That should work.

Most power supplies either have a 8-pin and a 4-pin, a 8-pin that splits into (2) 4-pins or they include an adapter.

What power supply did you buy?
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No, you don't need that, your psu should have a 4 pin molex connector like this:


Find this on your psu as it has to be there, also make sure to plug in 3 pin heatsink fan for amd cpu.
Or 4 pin plug for intel heatsink cpu.
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oh, thanks. I just found out that I can actually split the 8 pin into two 4 pins.
As for the heat sink fan, I just plug that into the mobo, is that ok? Or should it go on the psu? I have the amd phenom ii x6
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the motherboard should have a small 3-pin power header labeled "CPU" for your cpu fan. It's usually located above the cpu and to the right.
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No, you don't need that, your psu should have a 4 pin molex connector like this:


Find this on your psu as it has to be there, also make sure to plug in 3 pin heatsink fan for amd cpu.
Or 4 pin plug for intel heatsink cpu.
err that's not a molex Mike
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Yeah I know muffin, usuallly I get the connector name wrong with that one, but when I work on computers alone or with somebody I refer to it that way.

But I know which connectors he was talking about thats why I showed him that.
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