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Fears over a 4+4 power connector

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Im replacing psu on my computer so i can put in a gpu. But my problem is that the input for the cpu connector on the motherboard is a single 4. So im afraid that if i use only one of the 4+4 cables. The other would also go on if i turn on the power supply and destroy the motherboard and pretty much kill my pc. 

 

The picture shows one one the 4's in the input but the other not in anything.

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Don't worry you can do that without a problem.

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unless you literally stuff something into it from the motherboard there is no way you are managing to short the 12v lines in there to the GND ones... if you really are hyper paranoid or whatever feel free to bend it up and useing a zip tie to tie it to the cable

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The entire point of having the 8 pin connector split up, is so you can use it on a 4 pin header. It's fine. 

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Not sure how a hanging connector can short something. The point of a connector is to make sure you only get power by plugging it into a header...

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Doing the same with both of my 4+4 pins for each of my mobo’s that have it. 

 

Same for the gpu’s having the extra 2 pin hang off. 

 

Wont be an issue. 

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