P6N SLI Platinum 8 pin Aux CPU power connector?

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Faipang Posted: Wed, Oct 10 2007 3:17 PM


i just bought the MSI P6N platinum motherboard and i see that it needs a  8 pin Aux CPU power connector

my psu only has a 4 pin aux power connector, does that mean that i need to buy a new psu?

the motherboard uses a 20+4 pin power connector 

 heres a pic of the mother board http://global.msi.com.tw/uploads/prod_88408aabc7bd12a8a5127b11ef88eca9.jpg

thank you 

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what PSU do you have, i think they all should have them. 

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Marco C replied on Wed, Oct 10 2007 5:32 PM

You should be OK.  Just plug the 4-pin connector into the location for the 8-pin connector - it'll only fit in one way, and to one side.  That should work fine; at least it works fine for most motherboards.  If it doesn't work for you though, you can get a cheap adapter that'll convert the 4-pin plug to 8-pin.  Just make sure your PSU is powerful enough for your hardware.

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Faipang replied on Wed, Oct 10 2007 10:11 PM

 thanks for the help

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