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Is this going to be a problem? 4 pin power connector

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May 4, 2013 12:50:45 PM

So I just realized that my motherboard only has a 4 pin power connector. Is this going to be a problem for me? Here is what my rig looks like (parts already purchased and coming):

motherboard -
psu -
7850 1GB
2x4GB ddr3 1600 Corsair Vengeance

I do not plan on overclocking, but I plan to run some pretty cpu invensive games on high settings. Am i in trouble? Do I have to buy an adapter or a different motherboard?


PS - I know the PSU is was on sale cheap.

Edit - I'm concerned because I bought a low end board and I see most other boards have an 8 pin power connector instead of a 4 pin. Just wanting to make sure my cpu will run fine under heavy load and that my psu will be able to connect to it.
a b V Motherboard
May 4, 2013 12:54:19 PM

What do you mean your board has a 4 pinn and a 24 pinn..
a b V Motherboard
May 4, 2013 12:55:19 PM

no, no problem. plug only goes on 1 way and there's nothing on the board to interfere with the "overlap".

you also linked the board twice.
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a c 96 V Motherboard
May 4, 2013 12:56:57 PM

The link you posted for the psu leads to the motherboard.
a b V Motherboard
May 4, 2013 1:03:31 PM

You missed the 24 pin ATX power connector, I take it?

Many motherboard have JUST that - the 4 pin connector is JUST for giving the CPU more juice when overclocking.
May 4, 2013 3:18:27 PM

If it matters, I fixed my PSU link

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a b V Motherboard
May 4, 2013 3:41:31 PM

No problem. the Seasonic has a 4/8 pin so it works with boards with 4 pins and 8 pins.
May 4, 2013 5:27:22 PM

Thanks for the input. So I'm assuming this means that my cpu will have enough power with only a 4 pin connection? Why does 8 pin exist? Who needs 8 pins?