8pin cpu power connector

currently im using an lga775 cire 2 duo e6600 no oc. i will be switching to a different motherboard. an intel one instead of a biostar one that doesnt have enough features. the biostar one is 24 pin + 3 pin cpu power. the new intel one will have an 8pin cpu power connector. my psu only has a 4pin. will it be ok to use a 4pin psu with an 8pin mobo?
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  1. Yes. You can plug a 4 pin 12 volt power cable into an 8 pin EPS motherboard connector. However, I do not know if it will work properly with an Intel motherboard. I do know that most Asus motherboards will work with either a 4 pin connection or an 8 pin connection. In fact some Asus motherboards I used came with plastic cover over 4 of the 8 pins. I had to remove the plastic cover to use all 8 pins.
  2. so its ok? well when i install the mobo ill let u guys know (if i remeber) if it worked....
  3. JohnnyLucky said:
    Yes. You can plug a 4 pin 12 volt power cable into an 8 pin EPS motherboard connector. However, I do not know if it will work properly with an Intel motherboard. I do know that most Asus motherboards will work with either a 4 pin connection or an 8 pin connection. In fact some Asus motherboards I used came with plastic cover over 4 of the 8 pins. I had to remove the plastic cover to use all 8 pins.


    Just to add gigabyte let you do this aswell (there is no plastic cover tho)
  4. That's right! Works with Gigabyte too. We've had a few similar threads in the past. Unfortunately I am growing old disgracefully and I forget stuff.
  5. lol
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