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#1 notamondayfan

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:29 PM

Hey guys,

Im building a PC (my 2nd), but have a slight head scratcher.

I have the Asus m4A78LT-M LE and a Corsair CX430 power supply.

The main power cable plugs straight into the 24 pin slot, but there isn't a 4 pin suplimental power cable on the power supply.
There is however a EPS12V CPU cable (8-pin), that does split into two 4-pin plugs. Am I safe to presume that I can split these and use one side on my motherboard? If so, does it matter which 4-pin connector I use?

Sorry if this is a really dumb question, but I don't want to blow anything up!!

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:41 PM

Yes you can spilt the 8 pin cable to a 4 pin.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 05:30 PM

Thanks!!

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:13 AM

No problems :thumbup2:

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:18 AM

Is this Your Power supply? there should be two sets of cables that connect to the motherboard-the 24 pin Motherboard power, and the 4 pin CPU power. The 24 pin, is a 20 + 4, which means there is a 20 pin (for use with older boards) with an additional 4 pin connector, and they are usually wrapped in the same cable wrap. The CPU power on that PSU is designed for both 4 pin and 8 pin CPU hookups, the 8 pin should split into 2 4 pins, and only one of those 4 pins will fit into the CPU power hookup on the motherboard, they are designed to only go in one way.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:08 AM

He either has the orginal CX430 or the V2 which both has a pci-e connector and i bought a CX430 before.

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