PSU Connector

  rickf 15:38 03 Feb 2011

I have just got my new PSU. Advertised as having 1 4pin connector on to the M/B but came only with one 8 pin. I have connected it to the M/B using half of the plug. It is working perfectly but wondering if this is safe and normal.

  northumbria61 15:58 03 Feb 2011

The connector may separate into 2 4-pin segments. Even if not, it's fine to just connect 4 pins and leave the rest hanging off the side, provided nothing on the motherboard gets in the way. Most PSUs with 8-pin CPU power plugs will let you split the plug into two 4-pin plugs. You can get a 8pin to 4pin adapter but not really necessary.

Here's something to get your teeth into tonight -click here

  961 16:05 03 Feb 2011

Good link, thanks

  rickf 16:13 03 Feb 2011

Phew!! Many thanks for the info. Saves me a lot of trouble having to return the PSU otherwise. Good link too.

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