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  1. corndog107

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    Hi i just bought a gigabyte 970a-d3p motherboard and im building a computer from alot of parts that i already had and the power supply i have doesn't have a 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector. The power supply is a 485w and it has the standard 20+4 pin a 6 pin and a extra 4 pin is there a way i can fix this without buying a new power supply? ( such as i dont need to hook up the 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector anyway? ) thanks for looking and please help me out if u can.
     
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    What is the make and model of the power supply?
     
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    2. NO NO you cannot
    as that is CPU power

    3. You do not say what make of power supply or the amps on the 12 volt rail
    The fact it is 485watts means very little

    If it is a cheap - unknown make I would not even think of connecting it to a new motherboard of that spec

    4. 8 pin 12v aux header on the board for the cpu power is compatible with 4 pin and providing the 4 pin can supply the required POWER you can use the 4 pin
    CHECK the orientation of the connector against the header as outlined in your motherboard manual eg ground and 12 volts
     
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    Thanks it was a older power supply so i decided to get a new one thanks for your help
     
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