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8 pin motherboard gpu slot

Hi everyone, let’s make this simple, got a new psu, and it has 8 pins. So does the motherboard, but it doesn’t fit, the squares and shapes on the motherboard 8 pin is different then the cable that my psu came with. I simply want to know what cable will fit, I shall post a picture, or more.

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if you are using only one gpu then don't wory about it no need to plug it in

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i think, thats supposed to be something like a power from the motherboard to the GPU. i dont think you will need it if your PSU can be connected to the GPU directly. 

 

unless that is one of those weird motherboards that doesn't supply power from the PCIE lanes.

Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

CURRENT PC SPECS    

CPU             Ryzen 5 3600 (Formerly Ryzen 3 1200)

GPU             : ASUS RX 580 Dual OC (Formerly ASUS GTX 1060 but it got corroded for some odd reasons)

GPU COOOER      : ID Cooling Frostflow 120 VGA (Stock cooler overheats even when undervolted :()

MOBO            : MSI B350m Bazooka

MEMORY          Team Group Elite TUF DDR4 3600 Mhz CL 16
STORAGE         : Seagate Baracudda 1TB and Kingston SSD
PSU             : Thermaltake Lite power 550W (Gonna change soon as i dont trust this)
CASE            : Rakk Anyag Frost
CPU COOLER      : ID-Cooling SE 207
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MOUSE           : Logitech G603 Lightspeed
KEYBOARD        : Rakk Lam Ang

HEADSET         : Plantronics RIG 500HD

Kingston Hyper X Stinger

 

and a whole lot of LED everywhere(behind the monitor, behind the desk, behind the shelf of the PC mount and inside the case)

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By the shape of it, that's an EPS 12V port, not a PCIe one. The CPU power cable would fit into that.

 

However, because it does say "gpu_pwr", and despite both having 8 pins (though one is 4+4, the other 6+2) those two connectors have different pinouts, so if you somehow managed to connect one where the other is supposed to go, you might see some magic smoke come out. With that in mind I would read the manual very carefully before doing anything

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if that's an alien ware, im pretty sure that's only for if the pci slot needs additional power for card setup. won't be needed for you.

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Could not make it work, so for the time being, i put my old psu on while i figure out what is wrong. But yes it is an alienware. Leaving that disconnected, am able to boot up my pc, but the gpu gets no power. (Yes, it is connected from the gpu itself, to the psu, and in the appropriate slot. At this point, i a, trying to figure out if the psu is faulty, the mother board is being mean, or both? I have neber had any issues prior to this, so it can't be the motherboard. Any further suggestions woul dbe appreciated, if not, i'm returning this psu i guess x.x

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