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How much u guys would recommend to use 4 pin to 8 pin adapter for CPU power, when PSU got only 4 pin?

To use it with i7 2600K?
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  1. nikorr said:
    How much u guys would recommend to use 4 pin to 8 pin adapter for CPU power, when PSU got only 4 pin?

    To use it with i7 2600K?


    No I would not.
  2. Buy a new psu bro.
  3. davcon said:
    Buy a new psu bro.


    Depends on the PSU. If its a quality unit, I would run a 4 pin on a 2600K at stock to a mild OC.
  4. FALC0N said:
    Depends on the PSU. If its a quality unit, I would run a 4 pin on a 2600K at stock to a mild OC.

    I doubt it would boot with a 4pin.
    I just went through this scenario recently with an i5 760.
    My psu had both 4 & 8 pin the mobo manual said no problem using a 4pin.
    Guess what no boot.
    Soon as i plugged in 8pin = presto!
    Obviously the 4pin doesn't have the required voltage for that cpu which is also 95W like the 2600K.
    A 4pin is an old standard for cpu's under 95W.
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    nikorr said:
    Thanx fellas, its not mine, but the PSU is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171018

    Tell your friend to get a new psu and stay away from Coolermaster.
    Their models below the Silent Series are quite frankly junk.
    Antec,Corsair,Seasonic,XFX,make the high quality units.
    OZC makes good quality units for those on a budget as do Antec,and Corsair.
    Alot of people buy really good gear and cheap out on the psu.
    Huge mistake.
    That particular unit is an older model with a 500w max output,i seriously doubt it's even close to that in actual delivery.
    Modern units have the output rated as continuous and the max is usually much higher.
    My Corsair HX-750 is listed as 750W continous watts and maxes out over 900w.
  6. davcon said:
    Tell your friend to get a new psu and stay away from Coolermaster.
    Their models below the Silent Series are quite frankly junk.
    Antec,Corsair,Seasonic,XFX,make the high quality units.
    OZC makes good quality units for those on a budget as do Antec,and Corsair.
    Alot of people buy really good gear and cheap out on the psu.
    Huge mistake.
    That particular unit is an older model with a 500w max output,i seriously doubt it's even close to that in actual delivery.
    Modern units have the output rated as continuous and the max is usually much higher.
    My Corsair HX-750 is listed as 750W continous watts and maxes out over 900w.

    I know, and as I can see, also its 20 pin and new one is 24. I think that settles it : )
  7. nikorr said:
    I know, and as I can see, also its 20 pin and new one is 24. I think that settles it : )

    NP :)
  8. I just got today 2600K and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    What do u think about switch to 2700K... Worth the effort, davcon? /100MHz /
  9. nikorr said:
    I just got today 2600K and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    What do u think about switch to 2700K... Worth the effort, davcon? /100MHz /

    You should try NCIX dude!
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=52176&vpn=M12II%20620&manufacture=Seasonic%20Electronics&promoid=1208
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57960&vpn=BX80623I72600K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1208
    Honestly i have no opinion on the 2700K yet.
    The 2500K/2600K are pretty much where it's at presently i doubt the 2700K will be a disappointment.
  10. davcon said:
    You should try NCIX dude!
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=52176&vpn=M12II%20620&manufacture=Seasonic%20Electronics&promoid=1208
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57960&vpn=BX80623I72600K&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1208
    Honestly i have no opinion on the 2700K yet.
    The 2500K/2600K are pretty much where it's at presently i doubt the 2700K will be a disappointment.

    Cool! Do u trust them? I never even heard of them to. I shop at local Frys, unless they don't have what I want.

    And they have matched everything I asked them. I like it, if something is fried, they exchange for another one, so u don't have to deal with shipping it back.

    Good deals on that site. I'll try them to match to that. :lol: /Not
  11. Thanx
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  13. davcon said:
    I doubt it would boot with a 4pin.
    I just went through this scenario recently with an i5 760.
    My psu had both 4 & 8 pin the mobo manual said no problem using a 4pin.
    Guess what no boot.
    Soon as i plugged in 8pin = presto!
    Obviously the 4pin doesn't have the required voltage for that cpu which is also 95W like the 2600K.
    A 4pin is an old standard for cpu's under 95W.


    There are 140 watt boards that only have 4 pins. In fact, I have seen 4 pins handle OC's that were drawing 200 to 250 watts on the 12v. So no, its not a voltage problem at all.

    Your setup had something else going on. There is no reason for it to have not run.
  14. FALC0N said:
    There are 140 watt boards that only have 4 pins. In fact, I have seen 4 pins handle OC's that were drawing 200 to 250 watts on the 12v. So no, its not a voltage problem at all.

    Your setup had something else going on. There is no reason for it to have not run.

    Thanx Falc0n ,

    I'll try it its 500W unit, so over all it has enough power, but the feed might not be enough.
    I'll post the results.
  15. davcon said:


    Modern units have the output rated as continuous and the max is usually much higher.
    My Corsair HX-750 is listed as 750W continous watts and maxes out over 900w.


    That has nothing to do with "modern" units. The better quality PSU manufacturers underrate the output of their units. Yours is a legitimate 900 watt PSU.
  16. nikorr said:
    Cool! Do u trust them? I never even heard of them to. I shop at local Frys, unless they don't have what I want.

    And they have matched everything I asked them. I like it, if something is fried, they exchange for another one, so u don't have to deal with shipping it back.

    Good deals on that site. I'll try them to match to that. :lol: /Not

    NCIX is Canadian, like me,and yes, i've done all my builds with gear from them.
    First class operation.
    They've had a US site since 2007 but had crap shipping charges due to no facilities in the US.
    Warehouse opened this Sept. in Cali.= no more border tariffs.
    Wish we had something like Fry's up here though.
  17. nikorr said:
    I know, and as I can see, also its 20 pin and new one is 24. I think that settles it : )


    The extra 4 pins usually power the PCI express slot. So depending upon board and configuration of your setup, might be able to get away with that too.

    I think the Cooler master 500 would work, but I'm with devcon on this one. I wouldn't use it. Im assuming its used and its not the hottest unit to begin with. Especially if other parts of the build are new parts.

    You can get some really impressive PSU units in the $40 to $70 range.
  18. FALC0N said:
    There are 140 watt boards that only have 4 pins. In fact, I have seen 4 pins handle OC's that were drawing 200 to 250 watts on the 12v. So no, its not a voltage problem at all.

    Your setup had something else going on. There is no reason for it to have not run.

    I'm not here to argue and you may be absolutely correct.
    But be my guest and plug an ATX12V V2.01 into a modern motherboard and tell me what happens.
    The power distribution is totally different.
  19. FALC0N said:
    The extra 4 pins usually power the PCI express slot. So depending upon board and configuration of your setup, might be able to get away with that too.

    I think the Cooler master 500 would work, but I'm with devcon on this one. I wouldn't use it. Im assuming its used and its not the hottest unit to begin with. Especially if other parts of the build are new parts.

    You can get some really impressive PSU units in the $40 to $70 range.

    It is not for me, I could just help to a neighbor, and also there is an 20 vs24 pin to deal with an adapter : )
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