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Can I put a 8 Pin EPS into a 8 pin 12v1 slot on MOBO

I noticed my power supplies 8 pin power connector does not match the pin configuration on the mobo perfectly. I did some research and found that all power wires and ground wires match yet I am not sure this is ok. It also appears my eps 8 pin connector can be split in half and be an old 4 pin. My mobo says it will support the old pin configuration as well.

I have seen several posts on the these, yet not one states its safe to use an eps pin in a atx.. grrrr...!!
PS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157277

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Without actually seeing your setup

I can tell you that, as long as voltage and amperage requirements are met, you can split those multi-use connectors and use them separately. That's their purpose. The wire colors are fairly standard as to their use.

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Recheck it all

I know you're researching this but if you find that this doesn't match, then don't *ASSUME* it could work. There's a reason it doesn't match, whether it be due to technical age or non-compliance or custom setup. The point being all these connectors should be generic and work across various setups. On top of this there are so many vendors out there some mismatch can happen or mistake, but if there is no plug&go ease then that's a problem or issue. I have to see open close what you're explaining here, the links you've provided aren't enough, real pix of the topic would help, post to an public website, like Photobucket, etc..

tada -----Willy Happy

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