Which half of my 8-pin to connect to CPU?

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  1. coyote3

    coyote3 Junior Member

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    I'm confused by this in my Corsair CX600 manual:

    "Connect the eight-pin +12V (EPS12V) cable.
    a. <snip>
    b. If your motherboard has a four-pin socket, detach the four-pin from the
    eight-pin cable, and then plug this four-pin cable directly to your
    motherboard."

    My mobo does have a 4-pin socket. And the 8-pin cable has two halves; but which half is "the four-pin" that I attach to my motherboard? (The halves look identical except one half is unlabelled, while the other half is labeled "CPU".)
     
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    VirtualLarry Lifer

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    whichever one fits. The two halves have different shaped plastic pins, some are rounded, some are square.
     
  3. AkumaX

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    yup, only 1 of the 2 4-pins will work. the other just can't physically fit
     
  4. coyote3

    coyote3 Junior Member

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    Wow, that's a relief! Thank you both very much for the helpful replies!
     
  5. coyote3

    coyote3 Junior Member

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    p.s. They both fit perfectly! Corsair TechSupport just now wrote me this: "Use the CPU cable, but if the other one fits, it will work fine as well.".

    Which confirms that you're both correct. Apparently in this case...

    If the glove fits, you must acquit.
     
    #5 coyote3, Dec 6, 2012
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