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Old July 15, 2010, 01:07 PM
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I just ordered a motherboard that only has an an 4pin ATX12V connector. Now the power supply I will be using only has an 8pin EPS12V connector. I am pretty sure I cut the 4pin off and I can't find it to solder it back on . Can I just plug the EPS connector on the ATX12V connector and just have 4 pins hanging off the side?
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Old July 15, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Usually it's a 4+4 pins connector, and having half of it on the side is not a problem. Did this many times.
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Old July 15, 2010, 01:56 PM
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Usually it's a 4+4 pins connector, and having half of it on the side is not a problem. Did this many times.
Mine had an 8pin then a 4pin coming off of it. Hopefully the board has enough clearance to have the extra 4pins hanging off the side.
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if it doesnt split ? no

which mobo and which psu? some psus have both 8 pins and 4 pins, separate. love that feature, even tough it adds to the cable management thingie lol
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Old July 15, 2010, 02:19 PM
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if it doesnt split ? no

which mobo and which psu? some psus have both 8 pins and 4 pins, separate. love that feature, even tough it adds to the cable management thingie lol
Motherboard is an eVGA H55V. And like I said before I cut the 4pin off and have misplaced it. So either it hangs off the edge of the ATX12V connector on the motherboard or I have to order up some parts to make an adapter.
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you got to upload us a pic pretty plz
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Old July 15, 2010, 03:03 PM
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you got to upload us a pic pretty plz
A pic of what? My power supply only has an EPS12V 8-pin. Motherboard has a ATX12V 4-pin. Nothing non-standard. I just don't want to order supplies from the internet to make a EPS12V 8-pin to ATX12V 4-pin.
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As long as you have the clearance, you shouldn't need to make an adapter, since the 4 and 8 pin's share a common pinout for the 4-pin part. Just make sure there's nothing that manages to reach up into the unused half of the 8-pin. Any possibility of using an exacto knife or something to cut the 8-pin in half? Some of them have the material to let you get away with it.
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Old July 15, 2010, 04:00 PM
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As long as you have the clearance, you shouldn't need to make an adapter, since the 4 and 8 pin's share a common pinout for the 4-pin part. Just make sure there's nothing that manages to reach up into the unused half of the 8-pin. Any possibility of using an exacto knife or something to cut the 8-pin in half? Some of them have the material to let you get away with it.
I'd rather not cut it and ruin it. Chances are the next board I buy will be back to an 8-pin.
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allright. adapter is the way then
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