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Power Supply Connector Problem


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you_silly_mortals

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Due to recommendations about PC Power & Cooling power supplies I went ahead and bought the Turbo-Cool 850 SSI. Now, I'm sure that its an absolutely wonderful PSU but one thing that was not mentioned by the online retailer was that it only has an 8-pin power connector for the CPU. Problem is that I my mobo has a 4-pin slot. Seems I'm screwed, right?

Possibly not, because then I remembered something about an older PSU I had. It also had just an 8-pin connector but to use it on a 4-pin mobo, I was able to split it apart, like so:
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Anyway, is there some kind of adapter I can buy?

Or would it be possible for my to jimmy that old plastic plug off the old power supply and onto the wires of the new one? I do realize that the two power supplies would have to work the same way in order to do this, but I have no idea. Can anybody help me with this?

EDIT: somebody from another forum suggested this, could this be a simpler solution?

just plug in the 4 pins and let the other 4 pins slop over the side of the plug


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Edited by you_silly_mortals, 09 June 2007 - 07:38 AM.

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james_8970

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Congrats on the purchase of a great power supply. It's a shame OCz bought 'em.
The 8 pin will split into two 4 pins without any tools, exactly how you demonstrated above.
You need to look closer, if it doesn't split your looking at the wrong connector. This is a very good power supplies, which has 8pin PCIe connectors. You don't want to connect these into your mobo, these are for high end video cards. The only video card that currently needs it is the HD 2900XT.
James

Edited by james_8970, 09 June 2007 - 10:35 AM.

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