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4 pin cpu connector into 6 pin slot - asus rog zenith ii extreme alpha

I have an Asus Rog Zenith II Extreme Alpha with amd threadripper 3970x, 256gb ram, and a gtx 1060 which I am trying to replace with a 3080 or big navi 2. I would like to overclock cpu and gpu so the system will be a bit of a power hog.

 

On the motherboard there is the 24 pin motherboard connector, two 8 pin cpu connectors, and a 6 pin cpu connector. My power supplies are revolt pro 850, corsair 750x chained master/slave. I don't have any 6 pin CPU cables though.

 

I have 4+4 and 8 pin. So should I leave the third one empty, plug in a 4 pin like in the pic, or buy some specialty cable / adapter?

 

I have lots of 6 port PCIE connectors but I'm pretty sure that doesn't fit...20201002_183204.thumb.jpg.869b2b46ec6fa9602f857367a58f1472.jpg

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I also just noticed I do have room to do 4+2 with 2 of the ports unused like this (or an 8 pin with 2 slots unused)

 

 

 

Is this fine?

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2 minutes ago, Shai Hulud said:

I have an Asus Rog Zenith II Extreme Alpha with amd threadripper 3970x, 256gb ram, and a gtx 1060 which I am trying to replace with a 3080 or big navi 2. I would like to overclock cpu and gpu so the system will be a bit of a power hog.

 

On the motherboard there is the 24 pin motherboard connector, two 8 pin cpu connectors, and a 6 pin cpu connector. My power supplies are revolt pro 850, corsair 750x chained master/slave. I don't have any 6 pin CPU cables though.

 

I have 4+4 and 8 pin. So should I leave the third one empty, plug in a 4 pin like in the pic, or buy some specialty cable / adapter?

 

I have lots of 6 port PCIE connectors but I'm pretty sure that doesn't fit...20201002_183204.thumb.jpg.869b2b46ec6fa9602f857367a58f1472.jpg

There is no such thing as a CPU 6 pin.... its either 4 or 8.

 

PCIe has 6 and 8..... 

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Shai could you please make a picture from right above the connector so we can see what it says above it on the mainboard?

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Ignore the 6 pin. It's pointless for almost everyone. (I have this board and chip and I have never needed it even OC'd)

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23 minutes ago, Shai Hulud said:

two 8 pin cpu connectors

Connect just these two if you can. You'll have more than enough power.

23 minutes ago, Shai Hulud said:

I have lots of 6 port PCIE connectors but I'm pretty sure that doesn't fit...

It doesn't and certainly don't force it in. 8 pin EPS (or a 4+4) fits and is intended for that connector.

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21 minutes ago, Andiq said:

Shai could you please make a picture from right above the connector so we can see what it says above it on the mainboard?

Sure... they all say EATX12V. It was hard to photograph all 3. The rightmost says it on the right, the middle one along the top, and the left one on its left (the small connector that's plugged in is VRM fan)

 

Here is the MB page also. I'm not sure what the EZ plug is but I'm 99% sure I dont have one

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That 6pin is indeed a PCIe power socket, you need that (along with both CPU 8pins) if you want to go bonkers with a 3990X and overclock. With a 3970X tho, you dont need the 6pin.

 

EZ_PLUG looks like a molex 4pin, I dont know if it's the right size but Asus does use one for powering the PCIe slots on top of the ATX 24pin (necessary for more than 2 graphics cards).

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17 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

That 6pin is indeed a PCIe power socket, you need that (along with both CPU 8pins) if you want to go bonkers with a 3990X and overclock. With a 3970X tho, you dont need the 6pin.

 

EZ_PLUG looks like a molex 4pin, I dont know if it's the right size but Asus does use one for powering the PCIe slots on top of the ATX 24pin (necessary for more than 2 graphics cards).

Does the EZ plug come with the motherboard? I can't find anything about it online or in my box of stuff, though there are a couple cables I'm not 100% sure on.

 

So...I should just ignore the third slot then? And if I did want to use it it is PCIE?

 

That's really strange because the 8 pin cpu connector does "fit" if aligned the right way theres even a bit of a click but it doesnt lock. I looked closer at the pins (had to use camera, cant really tell looking at it naked eye) and one pin is U shaped in square hole. You'd think Asus would note that's a PCIE slot.

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11 minutes ago, Shai Hulud said:

Does the EZ plug come with the motherboard? I can't find anything about it online or in my box of stuff, though there are a couple cables I'm not 100% sure on.

 

So...I should just ignore the third slot then? And if I did want to use it it is PCIE?

 

That's really strange because the 8 pin cpu connector does "fit" if aligned the right way theres even a bit of a click but it doesnt lock. I looked closer at the pins (had to use camera, cant really tell looking at it naked eye) and one pin is U shaped in square hole. You'd think Asus would note that's a PCIE slot.

The EZ is a 4 pin molex, it'll be on your PSU, not in any of the adapters. You don't need it or the 6-pin. Trust me. I've got two OC'd 2080 Tis and haven't needed supplemental power.

 

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25 minutes ago, Shai Hulud said:

Does the EZ plug come with the motherboard? I can't find anything about it online or in my box of stuff, though there are a couple cables I'm not 100% sure on.

It comes with the PSU, not mobo.

 

27 minutes ago, Shai Hulud said:

So...I should just ignore the third slot then? And if I did want to use it it is PCIE?

 

That's really strange because the 8 pin cpu connector does "fit" if aligned the right way theres even a bit of a click but it doesnt lock. I looked closer at the pins (had to use camera, cant really tell looking at it naked eye) and one pin is U shaped in square hole. You'd think Asus would note that's a PCIE slot.

Yes.

 

I'm sure it's just an internal communication problem, those who wrote the user's manual arent the engineer's who designed such thing. This is actually a nice thought because many high end PSUs only have 2 CPU 8pin.

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