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use both ATX_12V_2X4 and ATX 2 x 12 for GA-P55-UD3 motherboard

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  1. Woffiedog_1

    Woffiedog_1 Thread Starter

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    Hi All,
    I am in the process of my first computer build and have a basic questions.

    I have both an ATX_12V_2X4 and a ATX 2 x 12 power connector on my power supply (Antec EA-650). My MOBO is a GA-P55-UD3 and has connectors for both.

    Should I use both the ATX_12V_2x4 and ATX 2 x 12 power connectors or just one?

    Thanks!
    Marc
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I am not sure from your description what the ATX_12V_2X4 and a ATX 2 x 12 connectors are, but you need to plug in the 20 pin connector (plus 4 pins if your motherboard has a 24 pin connector), and you need to plug in the 4 pin ATX12 connector (two yellow and two black) close to the CPU.
     
  3. Woffiedog_1

    Woffiedog_1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Frank!

    So it does sound like I need to plug in both. The 1) 20 pin with the 4 additional pins in my case to the ATX connector on the (Main Power Connector) and 2) the ATX_12v (2 x 4 in my case).

    Correct?
     
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    he's prob' talking about the 24 pin power and that board needs a 8 pin power plug next to the cpu
     

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  5. Woffiedog_1

    Woffiedog_1 Thread Starter

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    So my power supply has a 1 x 8 Pin EPS 12V according to specs. Is this the same as the 12 V 2 x4 ATX?

    Looking at the actual plugs coming out of the power supply, There is a 8 prong plug that looks like it will fit in to the mother board 12V 2 x 4 ATX from what I can tell.

    Thanks,
    Marc
     
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