Can I use a 8-pin 12v connector on a 4-pin? Tags: Power Supplies Components Product Last response: July 9, 2008 2:02 AM in Components Share davidc March 24, 2008 5:17:02 PM I've got this mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059 and this psu: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004 The problem is that the mobo has a 4-pin 12v connection and the psu only have 8-pin. Can i plug the 8-pin into the 4-pin slot? It's phycially easy to do (tried w/ power off) but I want to make sure this is what I'm supposed to do. Thanks More about : pin 12v connector pin mi1ez a b ) Power supply March 24, 2008 5:36:13 PM I believe the 8 pin is an EPS connector which essentially doubles up the +12v CPU connector. If the yellow wires are on the clip side of the plug and it fits, it should be fine. dennisrathi July 9, 2008 2:02:13 AM Bump I have this same problem. How did this work out David ? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSafe to use an 4-pin to 8-pin 12v ATX power connector? Forum SolvedCan you use an ATX 12v 4-pin power connector on a 8-pin port? Forum Can i use 8-pin connector on 4-pin ATX 12v on my motherboard ? Forum Can you use an ATX 12v 8-pin power connector on a 4-pin port? Forum Can I use 8-pin 12v in my P35-DS3L 4-pin connector? Forum Motherboard has 4-pin ATX 12v connector and CPU 8pin, Help... Forum 4-pin vs 8-pin 12V connector Forum 4-pin vs. 8-pin 12V Connector? Quad Overclocking Forum Is it safe to use an 4-pin ATX connector for 8-pin ATX connection? Forum 4pin 12v + 8pin 12v ???? when do you use witch Forum SolvedUsing a 4-pin connector in an 8-pin plug? Forum Does using an 8-pin CPU power connector on a 4-pin board result in less amperage? Forum SolvedGIGABYTE 880GM USB3, 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, But I using 4 pin power connector. Forum Do i have to use atx 20 4 motherboard connector and 12v 4-pin motherboard connec Forum Solvedneed an 8pin for 12v only have 4pin would it work? Forum SolvedConverting 8-pin ATX 12V on PSU to 4-pin on CPU? Forum SolvedCan a 4-pin ATX connector work on the 8-pin atx motherboard. Forum 4-pin power supply to 8-pin motherboard connector Forum SolvedWill an 8pin power cord work on a 4pin cpu power connector? Forum 2x 4-pin ATX 12v in an 8-pin slot? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !