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 krustykobb November 25, 2012 6:23:28 AM Can anyone help me on what to do? TheBigTroll a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs 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 Related resources No power to the CPU fan - Forum it's good power supply:Corsair 750W RM if my vga HD 7990 CPU: i7 4790k - Forum will i have enough power? will my cpu handle my future upgrade? - Forum Will 4 or 6 pins work for my 8 pin CPU power connector? - Forum can this power my cpu? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer krustykobb November 26, 2012 2:59:02 PM Ok thank you TheBigTroll a b V Motherboard a b à CPUs November 26, 2012 6:24:12 PM no problem Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow Much Power is Enough to Run a 780ti? (Also, what CPU won't be a bottleneck) Forum Solvedno cpu fan spin, no power, no psu fan spin Forum SolvedDo cpu power supplies go bad if never used Forum SolvedCPU fan power plug stuck in motherboard Forum SolvedWhat do i need for arma 3? GPU power or CPU Forum SolvedCan a faulty CPU effect power consumption? Forum SolvedEquivalent paperclip test for 8-pin CPU power cable? Forum SolvedCPU TDP does not explain actual power consumption? Forum SolvedCan I use "CPU OPT" to power my top case fan? Additional fan questions inside... Forum SolvedWhich cpu i should take? Power savings etc Forum SolvedIs my CPU using too much power? Please help! Forum SolvedCan mobo beep without cpu? Cant power my pc up. split second fan spins no boot. Forum SolvedNo power after cleaning CPU Fan - troubleshooting steps? Forum SolvedCpu power consumption Forum Solvedi have a problem with my cpu-it turns on fans running tested moniter working aftet pluging power nothing shows on the screen.. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !