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Intruder_1400

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Hello I recently posted a topic about a problem putting my first computer build together.
Here is a link http://www.geekstogo...em-t201360.html

My problem was the mother board was not posting. I sent a email to Gigabyte, the MB manufacturer, and the just responded today. They told me to try and connect a the 4 pin 12 atx connector to the MB as well as the 24 pin atx. They claimed that some CPU's need the two connectors. The problem is that my PSU does not have a 4 pin connector. I have a few 6 pin 12v PCI E connectors but no 4 pin 12 atx connectors.

Is my PSU not compatible with my MB?


I can not try anything now I returned my MB and I am waiting for a new one.
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I was surfing for some answers and found a similar topic on toms hardware. I guess there is a 8 plug connector that is 2x4 pins.

Any feed back if this was my problem?
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If you don't have a 4pin 12v connector you need a new PSU because that is a requirement of today's hardware and it won't be doing anything without one. It provides power to the CPU. All boards with these (which is basically all of them these days) need it connecting otherwise the board won't POST.
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thanks Neil
The PSU did have a 4 pin 12v power adapter. It just has 2X 4pins, so it looks like 8 pins. I am assuming you just use half of it.

Thanks again for the reply
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The 8 pin connectors are becoming common on newer boards but in theory you should be able to get away with 4 pin connectors where needed.
What brand and model PSU do you have please?
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I have a Cosair. The 8 pin is just 2 four pin connectors side by side. When attached I will just a bit of overhang.
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Having Googled the PSU model in the other thread, the 8 pin block should be separable into two blocks of four.
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