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12-25-2006, 08:56 PM
Alrighty, i ordered all my stuff off of newegg to build my new PC, and i encountered a problem while building. Here is my PSU and Mobo.
The PSU didnt come with an 8-pin ATX12v connector, it came with a 4-pin and the Mobo only supports the 8-pin type. My system needs this connected to start and i cant connect it. Are my Mobo and PSU incombatible? Anywhere i can get this 8-pin connector?
12-25-2006, 09:11 PM
huuummmm... I've never heard of, or seen, an 8 pin CPU connector. I have, however, seen dual 4 pin connections on a couple of different PSUs. It could be this is 2x 4-pin, not an actual straight 8-pin.
If that's the case it could be you'd be fine with just the normal one 4-pin hooked up.
Leme peep around and see if I can find out if that's the case. Should be, as dual 4-pin PSUs are pretty rare.
12-25-2006, 09:15 PM
Okay, so heres a little update, i tried plugging the 4-pin 12v in and it will go in easily but there is still four slots open. It is not keyed for this setup but it does kind of make a satisfying click noise. Im afraid to try and boot up this way though, is there any harm if this is plugged in wrong?
12-25-2006, 09:17 PM
Hum, page 14 in the manual does seem to indicate it needs an 8-pin plug, but I've never heard of or seen one of these.
Maybe there are some support boards you can look at or do some searches on the web to find a solution?
The crazy rabb1t brain would say just plug in the CPU power where it seems to fit and see what happens as I don't know of an 8-pin existing. But, you know, that could be crazy. :rolleyes:
12-25-2006, 09:18 PM
hehe, ill look for some support boards. I think ill also try it out with the way that it fits.
12-25-2006, 09:22 PM
Seems your instincts and the crazy rabb1t brain were right.
Running some searches revealed this DFI LanParty article (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/DFI/LPNF4Expert/3) which has the same kind of 8-pin connection, and has a picture of how to hook up the 4-pin to run the board fine.
So, seems like if it clicks into place, and is facing the right direction (with it's grabber bits on both sides) it should be fine.
Just found a reference to a 4-pin to 8-pin adaptor (http://www.xoxide.com/tt-psu-adaptor-cables.html) you can buy. So just to be on the safe side you can run out to your local store and do that.
This manual (http://www.coolergiant.com/docs/EG465P-VE_manual.pdf), page 3, implies/confirms the above picture that it should be in the 'left side' if you have the grabber thingy on the bottom.
Here we go... official FAQ answer for your exact MB at Abit (http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/faq.php?categories=1&model=326). As above, it should be the 'left' half if you have the grabber bit facing 'down'. If you were looking at the board inside the case, that would be the right 4-pins and flip the grabber bit to the top.
12-25-2006, 09:31 PM
The 8-pin CPU power is actually getting fairly common (at least on the Intel side for sure). I think you guys have everything in hand...most boards I've seen can use either the 4-pin or 8-pin and work fine...there shouldn't be an issue.
12-25-2006, 11:15 PM
Friend of mine ran into this also. 8-pin power connector started out as a server board thing and found its way to regular atx. He contacted asus tech support, and they told him he could plug the 4-pin power connector into the 8-pin. Gotta be sure to keep an eye out for this in the future.
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