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12V connector P4


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Gamerlicious

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My board has an 8 pin connector by the CPU. My PSU has a 4 pin P4 cable.
http://www.hardwarez..._power_conn.jpg
Do I just plug the 4 pin connector in and leave the other 4 open? or do a buy an adapter like this?
http://www.frozencpu....html?tl=g11c28

Edited by Gamerlicious, 20 March 2007 - 03:42 PM.

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Gamerlicious

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Well I just ordered this.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812201005
So now I have to wait another 3 days before my system gets running.
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I think i would have prefered a dual molex to 8 pin adapter instead of the 4 pin to 8 pin simply because you are able to use 2 different 12 volt rails to boost the power wattage level. It looks like the last picture at the bottom of this page.

http://www.playtool....connectors.html

While a single molex on a 14 amp 12 volt rail is plenty, i would not mind having a bit of a backup of using 2 different rails for power. No glitches that way.

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Yeah, I see what you mean. That would have probably been better. But for now the 4pin to 8pin adapter should do fine. It's a pretty good PSU I have, surprised it didn't come with an 8 pin connector.
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