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That helped people who had older power supplies which didn't have the 4 pin 12 volt cable. People with older power supplies often use adapters which convert from 4 pin peripheral cables to SATA power cables. If you put the two pieces together then you have a full 8 pin PCI Express power cable. What is the funtion of this connector, it looks from the wire colors to be some form of switch. http://magicnewspaper.com/power-supply/power-supply-makes-clicking-noise-when-i-press-power-button.html

Add to compare $ 24 99 USD Premium Individually Sleeved ATX 24-Pin Cable, Type 4 (Generation 3) - Black CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved Type 4 generation 3 cable kits feature a Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Add to compare $ 24 99 USD Premium Individually Sleeved PCIe Cables with Single Connector, Type 4 (Generation 3) - Red/Black CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved Type 4 generation 3 PCIe cables You will occasionally run into peripheral connectors which don't have all four wires.

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That's why you see some power cables with more that one wire for the same voltage. The one exception is that when this connector was new, some motherboards shipped with a socket into which you could plug a 4 pin peripheral power cable as an alternative. If you plug the two pieces of a 20+4 power cable together then you have a 24 pin power cable which can be plugged into a 24 pin motherboard. 4 pin Boy, those were the days.

If you plug them both into the same power supply cable then you are drawing all the power of the PCI Express connector through a single 18 gauge wire. Normally this kind of peripheral connector has "fan" printed on it to warn you. Connector part numbers Motherboard connector Cable connector Terminals Maximum current per circuit Molex 39-28-1203 Molex 39-01-2200 Molex 39-00-0168, Molex 44476-1111 6 amps Unofficial cable/connector maximum wattage delivery for main rails Voltage At Power Supply Doable, but not advised at all.

Overclock.net›Forums›Components›Power Supplies›Lots of extra power supply cables - what do? Help a modder out :) CrazymageAug 16, 2008, 6:31 AM Alright, I'm closing in on finishing up my build, but I have a question.The sata power cable coming from my psu The two cables look very similar so it's easy to get the two confused. 8 Pin PCI Express power cables are usually labeled to distinguish them from 8 pin 12 volt The two power cables are also keyed differently so you can't plug one kind of power cable into the other kind of connector.

the second thing is that there should be no exposed wire when you are done. 8 Pin Pcie Power Connector Ask a new question Read More Homebuilt Build Systems Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Plus there's just something creepy about having warm wires even if they're not melting. Video cards can sense whether you have plugged a 6 pin or 8 pin cable into an 8 pin connector so the video card can impose some kind of restriction when

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You shouldn't put an extra connector in a high current path unless you've got a good reason. This kind of cable is also sometimes used as an auxiliary power cable for AGP video cards which use more power than can be drawn from the motherboard slot. Power Supply Cables Guide Add to compare $ 29 99 USD Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cable Kit Starter Package, Type 4 (Generation 3) - Black CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved Type 4 generation 3 cable kits Power Supply Connectors The motherboard connectors also have the same square and rounded arrangement so the power cable only fits in one way.

All about the various PC power supply cables and connectors Rail complications #1 - current limit problems: too much current Rail complications #2 - cross loading problems: unbalanced current Rail complications If there are no labels then you can usually use wire colors to tell the two kinds of cables apart. It provides a maximum of 63.5 watts. The motherboard connectors also have the same square and rounded arrangement so the power cable only fits in one way. 6 Pin Pci Express Power Cable

Loading... But as with this kind of connector, you can sometimes force the wrong kind of cable into a connector if you push hard enough. For dual 12 volt rail power supplies, this connector provides the voltage refered to as 12V2. http://magicnewspaper.com/power-supply/graphic-card-power-to-power-supply-or-connector-on-motherboard.html Many power supplies come with a 20+4 cable which is compatible with both 20 and 24 pin motherboards.

I have 4 other supplies and none have the extra wire, which is listed as P10. 4 Pin Peripheral Power Cable Original IBM PC power supply Voltage Maximum current Maximum wattage +5 volts 7.0 amps 35 watts -5 volts 0.3 amps 1.5 watts +12 volts 2.0 amps 24 watts -12 volts 0.25 Add to compare $ 9 99 USD Premium Individually Sleeved SATA Cable, Type 4 (Generation 3) - Blue/Black CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved Type 4 generation 3 SATA cables feature a flexible

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Mich123 replied Feb 8, 2017 at 5:43 AM another damn BSOD thread :( bassfisher6522 replied Feb 8, 2017 at 5:28 AM Cant Start Windows Defender... As it happens, either half will work fine in a 4 pin motherboard because both halves of the 4+4 just provide 12 volts. You don't have to worry about inserting it the wrong way. Cpu Power Connector If your power supply doesn't have a 6 pin PCI Express cable then you can use the adapter shown above on the right to convert two 4 pin peripheral cables into

At least, it will for a while. It converts a couple of 4 pin peripheral power cables into an 8 pin 12 volt cable. Some specifications clearly spell out the maximum allowed wattage. Many PCI Express video cards which have the 6 pin or 8 pin PCI Express power cable still draw a substantial portion of their 12 volt load through the PCI Express

Add to compare $ 24 99 USD Premium Individually Sleeved PCIe Cables with Single Connector, Type 4 (Generation 3) - White/Black CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved Type 4 generation 3 PCIe cables The left half of the 4+4 matches the left half of an 8 pin cable but the right half is different. Including me.

Power supply information Compatibility issues for ATX power supplies and motherboards A short history of PC power supply voltage rails So what's all this rubbish about multiple 12 volt

Add to compare $ 59 99 USD Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cable Kit Starter Package, Type 4 (Generation 3) - Red/Black CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved Type 4 generation 3 cable kits On the 8 pin PCI Express cable, the wires on the clip side are all black (grounds). That may be because there are too many people using adapters so the drive makers don't want the headaches which come with using 3.3 volts. Nik_IAug 16, 2008, 7:04 AM i'm not an expert on power supplies or on electricity, but if the device is wired in series, then cutting the end off the cable could

The 24 pin cable only fits into a 20 pin socket at one end so you can't plug it in incorrectly. If you look carefully at the picture above you can see that four of the pins are square and the other four have rounded corners. They are also occasionally called "PEG cables" where "PEG" stands for PCI Express Graphics. Before this power cable was introduced there was just one 12 volt line provided to the motherboard.

At the moment I have two separate 4... Add to compare $ 59 99 USD Professional Individually sleeved DC Cable Kit, Type 3 (Generation 2), BLACK Corsair Gen. 2 Professional Series Individually Sleeved Modular Cable Upgrade Kit. ATX 20 pin main power cable In 1996 PC makers started switching to the ATX standard which defined a new 20 pin motherboard power connector. Add to compare $ 59 99 USD Premium Individually Sleeved PSU Cable Kit Starter Package, Type 4 (Generation 3) - White CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved Type 4 generation 3 cable kits

The 8 pin PCI Express connector does have a small plastic bridge which prevents it from being plugged into an EPS 8 pin 12 volt motherboard connector. It was used for floppy drives and hard disks. Add to compare $ 29 99 USD Premium Individually Sleeved ATX 24-Pin Cable, Type 4 (Generation 3) - White/Black CORSAIR Premium Individually Sleeved Type 4 generation 3 cable kits feature a PCI Express: bad.

I hope this helps.