ATX 12V 4-pin and 8-pin Tags: Power Supplies ATX Components Last response: February 21, 2012 1:54 PM in Components Share mnwmnchld February 21, 2012 12:45:55 PM Hello, PSU I am considering buying has a 4-pin 12V connector and a 8-pin 12V connector. My MB only has a 4-pin connector. Is the 8-pin just optional. Can I just use the 4-pin More about : atx 12v pin pin Rugger a c 158 ) Power supply February 21, 2012 12:59:05 PM Most modern PSUs are compatible with either the 4-pin ATX12V standard or the 8-pin EPS standard. So to answer your question: Yes, you can use the 4-pin ATX12V connector to provide power to your CPU power header on the motherboard. mnwmnchld February 21, 2012 1:54:26 PM Thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Converting 8-pin ATX 12V on PSU to 4-pin on CPU? Forum 2x 4-pin ATX 12v in an 8-pin slot? Forum ATX 12v ( 4-pin ) to EPS 12v ( 8-pin ) adapter idea ok? Forum Can you use an ATX 12v 4-pin power connector on a 8-pin port? Forum 8-pin v 4-pin ATX 12v - plastic cover over 4 of 8 pins Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ended-psus Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] lies-guide Forum Can you use an ATX 12v 8-pin power connector on a 4-pin port? Forum Can I use 8-pin 12v in my P35-DS3L 4-pin connector? Forum Can I use a 8-pin 12v connector on a 4-pin ? Forum Are both 12V 8-pin and 4-pin PWR required to be connected? Forum 8-pin ATX 12V for motherboard...necessary or not? Forum 8-pin PSU physically wont plug into 4-pin mobo. (due to physical obstruction) Sa Forum 4-pin and 8-pin problem Forum AMD A6 APU 4-pin vs. 8-pin connector Forum 8-pin vs 4-pin CPU Power Connector Forum My new Mobo has 8-pin EATX12 V cpu plug but my PSU only has the 4pin ? Forum ASUS P5N32-SLI Deluxe: 4-pin to 8-pin PSU Question Forum Mobo has 4-pin 12V connector, but PSU has 8-pin . What Can I do? Forum 12V Molex to 8pin P8 Adapter? HELP! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !