8pin vs 4pin Tags: Power Supplies CPUs Motherboards Components Last response: January 12, 2012 7:12 PM in Components Share dh1956 January 12, 2012 6:01:54 PM Hello, My power supply has an 8 pin cpu power connecter but the motherboard only has a 4 pin connector. Will only using half of the 8 pin connector affect the 2500k cpu? More about : 8pin 4pin davcon a c 273 ) Power supply a c 117 à CPUs a c 112 V Motherboard January 12, 2012 6:05:49 PM No as long as the board powers up you're fine. What mobo? jsc a c 144 ) Power supply a c 172 à CPUs a c 156 V Motherboard January 12, 2012 7:12:21 PM No. You didn't say what kind of motherboard you have, but my Gigabyte motherboard manuals say that you need the 8 pin CPU power plug for CPU's with over a 130 watt TDP. Max TDP of an i5-K is 95 watts. You will have no problem powering your CPU. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 8-pin vs . 4-pin Forum 4-pin vs . 8-pin motherboard power. Forum AMD A6 APU 4-pin vs . 8-pin connector Forum 8-pin vs 4-pin CPU Power Connector Forum 4-pin vs 8-pin 12V connector Forum 4pin vs 8pin power cable Forum 4-pin vs . 8-pin 12V Connector? Quad Overclocking Forum PSU Pins: 4pin vs 8pin Forum 8-pin v 4-pin ATX 12v - plastic cover over 4 of 8 pins Forum 4pin vs 8 pin cpu power connector? Forum 4Pin Vs 8 Pin Power Connector Forum 4pinx2 on psu vs . 8pin on motherboard Forum 4-pin CPU connector for i7 3770 Forum 8-pin EPS12V PSU with a 4-pin ATX12V Mobo - Need help Forum 8-pin PSU physically wont plug into 4-pin mobo. (due to physical obstruction) Sa Forum 8-pin cpu power on the motherboard, CPU fan only 4-pin Forum Converting 8-pin ATX 12V on PSU to 4-pin on CPU? Forum 212 evo fan replacement Forum My 4pin firewire port doesnt work, running Windows 7 on OLD Laptop Forum CPU 8 pin = PCIX 8pin? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !