can i connect a 6 pin pci-e into a 4 pin?

January 14, 2011 at 06:59:12
Specs: Windows XP
i dont know a lot about computers so im sorry if this is hard to understand.

i recently lost my power supply to my PC it was a APX-450 (ATX 2.03 [P4]),
i bought a new one which is a ATX-600 WCE-P4
when i saw the connections in what i believe is the mother board?..
i saw that there is a connection of only 4 pins available and the new power supply has a 6 pin minimum..
can i just plug the 6 pin into the 4 pin and leave the 2 pins hanging there?
or is it possible to somehow cut off the 2 wires ?
any help would be appreciate :) thank you. (a bit urgent)


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#1
January 14, 2011 at 07:01:54
Nope. Try again, youll have to get a new PSU.

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#2
January 14, 2011 at 07:28:16
Your posted model number isn't getting any Google hits. Check the full brand and model number of the PSU.

That said, examine the connector carefully. Many can be separated by sliding the two past the other four.

Are you referring to a connector with two rows, or one?


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#3
January 14, 2011 at 07:33:12
I don't know which plug you're asking about but the motherboard usually requires a square 4-pin ATX12V plug & a 24-pin (or 20-pin) main ATX plug. That 4-pin plug is extremely important because that's the one the supplies power to the CPU. If the power supply you bought doesn't have one, you're going to have to buy an adapter. But I find it hard to believe a modern power supply doesn't have a 4-pin ATX12V plug. Maybe the following site will help:

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuco...


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#4
January 14, 2011 at 07:58:44
it doesnt have the square 4 pin for the mother board.. its 3 pins 2 rows and thats the minimum there is in the cables.
also there is only one cable with the sliding off as mentioned before but that one has 8 pins and only 2 come off.

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#5
January 14, 2011 at 08:23:29
3 pins 2 rows, theres only 8 pin one with 2 pins sliding off and thats it.
1x12cm ball bearing FAN‎
‎ 20+4Pin plugs‎
‎ IDE 4pinx4pcs + Floppy 4 pins x1pcs‎
‎ 6P to 2 SATA 1 to 2 1pcs‎
‎ 8P to PCI-E6+2P 1pcs‎
‎ 6P to PCI-E6P 1pcs‎

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#6
January 14, 2011 at 08:25:19
it requires a 4 pin square-like, the only thing i have are 6 pins... or the 8 ones

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#7
January 14, 2011 at 12:11:05
If you want further help you need to answer questions. I asked for the brand and model of the new power supply.

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#8
January 15, 2011 at 19:55:20
If you would have bothered to check the link I posted, you would have had your answer. I can't read it for you, try reading for yourself:

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuco...


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