PSU for ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO Motherboard

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by martinhersey, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. martinhersey

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    I ordered a Corsair PSU for this MB only to find the power connector for the CPU was not compatible. Looking around, I see ASUS recommends an ATX 12V Specification 2.0-compliant PSU. What is 2.0-compliant? I see the one I ordered was a 2.3. Newegg only offers 2.2's and 2.3's. Are these 2.0-compliant PSU's still being sold? The MB is from 2010. Is this MB compatible w/ WIN 10?
     
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  2. beers

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    Which specific PSU? They should all adhere to the same ATX standard.
     
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  3. martinhersey

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    The one I ordered is a Corsair CX430M 430W R. Is that what you wanted to know? I'm guessing that the 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 are "versions?" The connector on the MB has four holes, not 6 or 8.
     
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  4. Darren

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    It should be fine. I don't know what exactly the 2.0 or 2.3 indicates, probably some newer standard but it's 24pin ATX connector and everything else should be a normal connection.

    Should be fine with Windows 10. Somebody else can probably clarify better. I'd guess that 2.3 is backwards compatible with 2.0
     
  5. Laquer Head

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    You should be fine..just a regular old 4 pin on that particular board right?
     
  6. martinhersey

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  7. johnb35

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    The 8 pin cpu connector breaks apart into 2 4pin connectors.
     
  8. martinhersey

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    This Corsair connector had a six pin and an additional two.
     
  9. johnb35

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    That would be for the video card. There is an 8 pin connector that breaks apart. I use that psu all the time.
     
  10. voyagerfan99

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    That's not the CPU connector. That's a GPU connector.
     
  11. Laquer Head

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    Martin, exactly what John said.. the 8 pin comes apart and you can plug that 4 pin into the CPU port on that board!!!!
     
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  13. martinhersey

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    You are both right about the GPU connector. I found the CPU connector but there is a capacitor or something on the board blocking the 8 pin plug. It doesn't separate into 2 pieces. I'll have to find a 4 pin or 4 and 2 pin plug. Sorry, it DOES come apart. Now I can connect. Thank you for your help!
     
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  14. Laquer Head

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    I refreshed and saw your edit..I was like how can this be..

    Glad its sorted out for ya!!
     
  15. martinhersey

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    A picture is worth a thousand...
     
  16. mistersprinkles

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    For future reference, when you have an 8-pin EPS out on a PSU and you can only use a 4 pin EPS out for your motherboard for whatever reason, they do sell 8>dual 4 adapters and they are very cheap. Whatever cabling issue you have, there's always an adaptor for it, usually on Newegg, such as a USB 3 to USB 2 header converter, or a 3 pin fan to 4 pin molex adapter, etc.
     
  17. Laquer Head

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    Or you just break the 8 apart and not spend any money on an adapter....LOL
     
  18. Darren

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    While you're not wrong most PSU's have plugs that split like previously mentioned.

     
  19. mistersprinkles

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    There are still many that do not.
     
  20. beers

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    Word. Most boards even have enough clearance around this connector where you could even just skew it in the socket since the pinout and key matches up.
     

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