How much power does the motherboard supply to the CPU socket? I know that the PSU supplies power to the CPU via a 8pin power connector but does the motherboard supply any additional power like a PCI-Express x16 slot does?
Technically all of it, just from the P4/8 power connector instead of the 20/24-pin main power. The 4/8-pin plug doesn't go straight into the CPU, it goes to the voltage regulators on the motherboard and then to the CPU.
Now, does any power go from the 20/24-pin main power to the CPU? Probably none. Since the P4/8 connector was added to provide 12V power to the CPU there is no reason to draw a 12V line across the motherboard to the CPU.
Well I ask this because a while ago I bought a PC from Cyberpower and they used a 6-pin connector for the CPU instead of an 8-pin because the PSU didn't have one.Since I have a 125watt processor technically their wouldn't be enough power just from the 6-pin alone.That is why I asked if the motherboard supplies any power.