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is it possible to use psu with 8 pin at mobo with 4 pin?

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well so I assume you mean you have an 8pin connector that is not split into two separate 4 pins? 


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3 minutes ago, Terabyte_272 said:

well so I assume you mean you have an 8pin connector that is not split into two separate 4 pins? 

yes, exactly

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You should be able to as long as there is no capacitors in the way it should be the left side of the connector. (plug it in with one side hanging off)


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No I believe he means its a 8pin that is connected together (sometimes happens on higher end Psu's)


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4 minutes ago, Terabyte_272 said:

You should be able to as long as there is no capacitors in the way it should be the left side of the connector. (plug it in with one side hanging off)

so basically i just plug in wherever i wish?

3 minutes ago, OrionFOTL said:

There are no PSUs which don't have either a 4pin or a separable 8pin. What is your power supply?

8 pin non separable

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Just now, cheesepizza said:

so basically i just plug in wherever i wish?

8 pin non separable

Use the left side of the connector in the 4 pin if it fits you should be good


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5 minutes ago, Terabyte_272 said:

No I believe he means its a 8pin that is connected together

And I said such PSUs don't exist. Specifically, all PSUs either have just a single 4pin, or a single 4+4pin, or a single 4pin and a "connected together" 8pin, or two or more 4+4pin cables, which means any of these options makes no problems with a 4pin mobo.

 

5 minutes ago, Terabyte_272 said:

(sometimes happens on higher end Psu's)

Like on which ones?

 

3 minutes ago, cheesepizza said:
6 minutes ago, OrionFOTL said:

There are no PSUs which don't have either a 4pin or a separable 8pin. What is your power supply?

8 pin non separable

I asked what power supply you have.

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1 minute ago, OrionFOTL said:

And I said such PSUs don't exist. Specifically, all PSUs either have just a single 4pin, or a single 4+4pin, or a single 4pin and a "connected together" 8pin, which means any of these options makes no problems with a 4pin mobo.

 

Like on which ones?

 

I asked for the model of your power supply.

Maybe he misplaced the cable or got a used psu. anyway the post above shows exactly what I was saying and this pic shows how the pinout is the same on ither side except for the shape 

EPS 8-pin regular pinout.jpg


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4 minutes ago, cheesepizza said:

can i assume that if it clicks then its ok?

it seems i can plug it like this

 

x x

x x

o o

o o

 

x=unplugged pin

o=plugged pin

You should post what model PSU you have, and possibly what model motherboard


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5 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

You should post what model PSU you have, and possibly what model motherboard

psu: silverstone et650-hg

mobo: msi a68hm-e33

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it took only 13 posts to deliver essential information that should've been in the OP, or even in the topic name. Ok...

 

Just now, cheesepizza said:

psu: silverstone et650-hg

Just like I said, your PSU is no different from others. Its CPU power cable splits in separate 4 pins.

 

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9 minutes ago, OrionFOTL said:

it took only 13 posts to deliver essential information that should've been in the OP, or even in the topic name. Ok...

 

Just like I said, your PSU is no different from others. Its CPU power cable splits in separate 4 pins.

 

 

sorry, after i re-check it it is indeed splitable

so does that mean "as long as it can be plugged in then it is ok" rule apply?

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