8 to 4 pin, will it work?

I got a Motherboard P5QPL-AM that has 1x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector. The PSU that i intend to buy has 8 pin Pci-e 12V.

Will it work if i buy a 8 to 4 pin converter, like this one?



I reader somewhere that 8 pin can carry 150W power, if i use 8 to 4 pin adapter will i luse a lot of power?
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  1. thats a 4 to 8pin you have posted a pic of, the male/females are the wrong way round for what you want, does the psu have a splittable 8 pin? some do some dont, what psu is it?
    Moto
  2. Its a Xilence RedWing Gaming Edition Modular - 750 Watt

    http://www.gamersware.de/popup_image.php/imgID/4/pID/12704/cat/c148/pp/1

    Technical data:

    * Dimensions: 150 x 170 x 87mm (WxDxH)
    * Fan: 135x135mm (1500rpm + / -10%)
    * Active PFC
    * ATX 12V Version 2.2
    * Total power: 750 Watt
    3.3V: 28A
    5V: 28A
    12V1: 20A
    12V2: 20A
    12V3: 20A
    12V4: 36A
    -12V: 0.8A
    5VSB: 3.5A


    Connections:

    20/24 pin * 1 (1x 500mm)
    * 1x 4 +4 pin 12V (1x 500mm)
    * 2x 6 pin PCIe (2x 500mm)
    * 2x 8-pin PCIe (2x 500mm)
    * 6 x 4-pin Molex (2x 500mm, 2x 650mm, 2x 800mm)
    * 2 x 4-pin floppy (2x 950mm)
    * 6x SATA (2x 500mm, 2x 650mm, 1x 750mm, 1x 900mm)
    * 1x 3-Pin Fan Detector (1x 500mm)
    * 3 x 3-pin (1x 500mm, 1x 650mm, 1x 800mm)
  3. Why wouldn't you just use half of the 4+4 ? that's what it's made for.
  4. Thats why I asked for confirm on the psu, I wanted to know if it had a 4+4 or a solid 8 pin block :)
    glad we could help DJ
    Moto
  5. Thank you +1 for bouth of ya :)

    Another thing if i use 4+4 one connector wont i get less power out of it?
  6. You'll get the power that the chip needs.
  7. Yup, I have an 8pin cpu socket but my psu only has a 4pin cpu line,
    I overclock about 20% so I guess I get enough power from a 4pin :P
    Moto
  8. Another question.. lol last one xD

    Umm on the 4th line 12v there is a 36A, how do i know wich connector is that?
  9. DJready said:
    Another question.. lol last one xD

    Umm on the 4th line 12v there is a 36A, how do i know wich connector is that?

    12v4 is generally for the pcie connector's.
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