4-pin and 8-pin CPU Power Connectors Questions Tags: Motherboards CPUs Power Processors Last response: April 2, 2007 5:14 AM in Motherboards Share devbordelon April 2, 2007 4:30:32 AM What are the advantages of 4-pin and 8-pin CPU power connectors? Why do some boards have 8-pin connectors and others 4? Is 8-pin necessary for multi-cored processors? Thanks. More about : pin pin cpu power connectors questions ornsley April 2, 2007 4:36:17 AM I am curious about this as well. I dont have a psu with the 8 pin connector. Is there some other way to power them? Is there some molex converter you can use? Thanks, ORN Xazax310 April 2, 2007 5:14:04 AM You can use a 4 Pin in an 8 Pin slot, my mobo the 680I ran fine with a 4pin connection until i got the OCZ 700W which is nice since it has a split 8 pin connection (4+4) CPU connection Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill an 8pin power cord work on a 4pin cpu power connector? Forum Does using an 8-pin CPU power connector on a 4-pin board result in less amperage? Forum 8-pin vs 4-pin CPU Power Connector Forum SolvedSafe to use an 4-pin to 8-pin 12v ATX power connector? Forum Solved4pin CPU power supply with 8pin motherboard? Forum Solved8pin PSU to 4pin CPU power conector, what to do? Forum 4-pin power supply to 8-pin motherboard connector Forum SolvedCPU Power Supply 8Pin Socket with 4Pin Plug Forum SolvedCan you use an ATX 12v 4-pin power connector on a 8-pin port? Forum Motherboard has 4-pin ATX 12v connector and CPU 8pin, Help... Forum SolvedCan I use a 4pin cpu cable to power my Asus M5A97 (8pin)? Forum Will a 4-pin CPU connector work in a 8-pin socket? Forum Difference between 4pin and 8pin CPU connector Forum Can you use an ATX 12v 8-pin power connector on a 4-pin port? Forum 8-pin cpu power on the motherboard, CPU fan only 4-pin Forum MSI P67A-GD55 cpu power 8pin or 4pin? Forum 4-pin or 8-pin plug for CPU power? Q9550 Forum Solvedhow to connect 4pin cpu power connector with Corsair VS550 550 Watt PSU Forum SolvedCan I connect an 8-pin PSU output to a 4-pin CPU connection on the Mobo with an adapter? Forum SolvedUsing a 4-pin connector in an 8-pin plug? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !