Okay so I have a EVGA 750i SLI FTW motherboard in my XPS 630i case and it recently died so I'm going to replace it with a Intel DP45SG motherboard. I just received the motherboard today, however I was looking at all the connections on the board and it seems that the stock Dell power supply doesn't have the proper pins to fit this board, the problem I'm having is the 8pin CPU power supply wire (P15) used to fit the EVGA 750i fine, but on this Intel DP45SG board the CPU power supply slot is a 4pin slot. Here are some pics of what I'm talking about
old EVGA 750i SLI FTW motherboard 8pin CPU power slot (bottom right)
new Intel DP45SG motherboard 4 pin CPU power slot (bottom right)
I'm assuming there's some kind of adapter that I could get that could make the 8pin a 4 pin. Can anyone link me to which one I would need to make this work?
Also incase anyone is interested here is the Intel DP45SG manual which has a nice diagram with the layout of the board) http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15995/e ... nglish.pdf
If you look at the manual on page 11, the 4 PIN i'm talking about is the 12 V processor core voltage connector (2 x 2 pin) (label N) which I believe is the connector that gives power to the CPU. In the EVGA 750i manual (found here http://www.evga.com/support/manuals/fil ... W-E173.pdf
) on page 5, it is label #26 which is called 8-pin ATX_12V Power connector
edit: I've been reading online that you can put in just 4 pins of the 8pin adapter onto a motherboard that only accepts 4 pins, but I'm wondering how safe that is?