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Help please~!! about the cables for CPU on the motherboard

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June 11, 2011 6:20:05 PM

Hi everyone, I have brought a motherboard with 8-PIN cable for the CPU,

but the PSU I have brought does not have a 8 pin cable, it just has a 4 pin.....

wondering if the computer still works fine if i just plug in the 4 pin cable ?

Thanks guys :bounce: 

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June 11, 2011 6:52:40 PM

Four pin as well as the 8 pin connector provide the same 12v power from the PSU to the CPU. Plug in the 4 pin and use. The extra 4 pins on the 8 pin are for better ground if using a more powerful, power draw CPU. Like a quad core for example.
June 11, 2011 7:05:44 PM

thank you for answering, so it works , but i am usinga quite powerful CPU....

i5 2500k, will it be safe and stable ? Thanks !
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June 11, 2011 7:12:30 PM

12v is 12v. Better ground of the same power with 8 pin.
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June 11, 2011 7:46:38 PM

bboylost said:
thank you for answering, so it works , but i am usinga quite powerful CPU....

i5 2500k, will it be safe and stable ? Thanks !


You're referring to the 12v EPS power connector, which comes in 4-pin or 8-pin varieties. There are some that say that running 4-pin is unsafe and will damage the motherboard power stages (folks such as jaquith). I personally used my P8P67/2500k with only the 4-pin 12v EPS power connector. It worked like a charm.

I have since added in a 4-pin to 8-pin connector, primarily because my 4-pin connector barely reached the jack and using it as an extender was helpful. Here's a link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003F6VQ2W/ref=d...

Good luck! Enjoy your 2500k.
June 11, 2011 8:47:42 PM

thank you both of your answers ,badge and fullofzen . it helps , thanks!
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