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I've seen this before on some motherboards and I don't know why they are there.
If you look at, as an example, the new Asus P5Q boards, and some of the P35's, you'll see the the board's 6 or 8 pin power connector has a cap on it covering part of the connector.
Why is it there?
Can it be removed and a 6 or 8 pin connector used safely?
Thanks.
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The manual says either 4 or 8 pin is OK. They put the cover there so the user knows the correct pins to connect to if using only 4 pins.

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SRX660,
Thanks for the help.
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Hi there,

I'm pretty sure the cap is taken off when powering an Extreme processor (i.e. Core 2 Extreme), so that it can get all the power it needs. For a non-extreme processor, the extra is not needed.

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