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Old 29-03-14, 04:38 AM
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Question on AX860 power cable(s)

I just finished building my own computer for the first time, and I'm using an AX860 power supply. Do I need to connect both the 24 pin power cable and the 8 pin +12V cable to my motherboard?

I have the 24 pin cable connected to my mobo and both of its other ends (10 pin and 18 pin) connected to the power supply in the two spots it says 24 pin connector. However, I can't find a place for my 8 pin cable.

I'm very new to this and would appreciate any help. Thanks!

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Old 29-03-14, 07:37 AM
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if you look at the bottom row of inputs there is a 4+4 pin CPU cable input its just one of the 8's on the bottom row, along with the top right socket also listing 4+4 cpu cable
hope that helps, and yes you do the 8 pin is to allow you to send more power to the cpu direct sometimes, well most times a pc wont boot up till there is power delivery to the other input, my mobo calls it the core unlocker.
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Old 31-03-14, 04:33 PM
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if you look at the bottom row of inputs there is a 4+4 pin CPU cable input its just one of the 8's on the bottom row, along with the top right socket also listing 4+4 cpu cable
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Old 31-03-14, 10:39 PM
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its handy cos its written on there
GB check inbox.
tbh i don't think it would make too much difference if they got mixed up but spose its better to have the right socket for the plug
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