CPU Power Tags: Motherboards CPUs Power Last response: November 26, 2012 6:24 PM in Motherboards Share krustykobb November 24, 2012 2:09:29 PM Hi, This is my first post! I am thinking of buying a motherboard with a 8 pin CPU power plug required but my psu only has 4pin on it. Will this be a problem with cpu power? Or is it 4+4 and does it not matter? And if it does can I buy an adapter for it? Thanks in advance! More about : cpu power | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to krustykobb Register or log in to remove krustykobb November 25, 2012 6:23:28 AM Can anyone help me on what to do? | Report abuse Reply to krustykobb TheBigTroll Motherboard Authority CPUs Expert November 25, 2012 12:34:10 PM if it only has 4 pins (new power supplies are supposed to have a 4+4), it will still work. just that you cant overclock as much. if you are not overclocking, it should be sufficient look at mobo manual so that you know where to plug the 4 pin into | Report abuse Reply to TheBigTroll krustykobb November 26, 2012 2:59:02 PM Ok thank you | Report abuse Reply to krustykobb TheBigTroll Motherboard Authority CPUs Expert November 26, 2012 6:24:12 PM no problem | Report abuse Reply to TheBigTroll Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>CPU Power> Related ressources: ForumMost power efficient CPU Forum4pin vs 8 pin cpu power connector? ForumVGA no signal, cpu fan not starting up, odd on and off of power . ForumCpu power ForumTurning on PC without CPU power plugged in ForumUsing 4 pin cpu power supply on 8 pin ForumThe power is on but cpu fan is not running what can i do ForumHi. CPU not booting but the power is on and the fan is working. Help. ForumDo I need more RAM, CPU speed, or Video power to run multiple games simultaneous ForumThe max power of the CPU is over 95w! Forum4 pin CPU power ForumPower Supply CPU slot on motherboard ForumWrong cable plugged into CPU power ForumCpu power problem ForumI got a RX-530SS PSU from Newegg, but it has no CPU power connectors? ForumLooking for low power server CPU ForumMSI 970A-G46 stuck in loop ( CPU power phase 1) after I turn it off! ForumCPU loses power when I connect Graphics Card ForumNo RAID access on Sabertooth z77 ??? Forum[Solved] Can I power on an Asrock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard without a CPU? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !