4-pin and 8-pin problem

Hey guys after my first computer made from x school parts half a year ago my psu blew taking my motherboard with it I decided to buy the following parts;
- Asus P8H77-M (Motherboard)
- i5 2320
- Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz 2x 2gb
- and a new hdd

But when showing my friend the motherboard I ordered I noticed the motherboard had an 8-pin CPU power plug. I am asking if my spare PSU (power man ATX 12V 300WP4) which has only one 4-pin CPU power plug is compatible with my motherboard and i5-2320 and if so what is the correct way to connect the 4 pin connector to the 8 pin connector
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  1. Did the mobo come with an instruction booklet? I've heard of 8-pin connectors but not on motherboards. I'm sure the instructions will explain what sort of plug you need/don't need.
  2. Tommy1235 said:
    Hey guys after my first computer made from x school parts half a year ago my psu blew taking my motherboard with it I decided to buy the following parts;
    - Asus P8H77-M (Motherboard)
    - i5 2320
    - Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz 2x 2gb
    - and a new hdd

    But when showing my friend the motherboard I ordered I noticed the motherboard had an 8-pin CPU power plug. I am asking if my spare PSU (power man ATX 12V 300WP4) which has only one 4-pin CPU power plug is compatible with my motherboard and i5-2320 and if so what is the correct way to connect the 4 pin connector to the 8 pin connector

    Its OK to run it on 4 pin. In the mobo manual, it is showing how to plug it correctly.

    They sell adapters, but there is no need for that.
  3. Prehistoricman said:
    Did the mobo come with an instruction booklet? I've heard of 8-pin connectors but not on motherboards. I'm sure the instructions will explain what sort of plug you need/don't need.



    Yes there are 8 pin connectors on a motherboard but I don't think there are many.
  4. It fits only one way in.

  5. 8connor98 said:
    Yes there are 8 pin connectors on a motherboard but I don't think there are many.


    what are both of you on about, they are practically the standard, not a rarity.

    to the OP and agreeing with Nikorr, you can use 4pin, it will limit your OC ability, but you'll be fine. Be very careful using that 300W supply, it'll be enough to prove it works and to run without a GPU, but I would not put a GPU on that.
  6. Thanks guys for the help very much, When I get some more money I want to get a graphics card for about $200, and a psu.
    Though I am suppose to be buying a car so I might have to wait a bit longer till I get a better gpu, more ram and a bigger 650watt psu got any suggestions guys?

    Right now I have a ati X1550 Wich is as hopeless as a hampster powering a monster truck...... Does anybody feel my pain? Though I have 6 of them so that's 12 screens Wich would be sick but useless at the same time!
    ( these where scabbed from old school computers, and because I work their I get slot of old stuff, then I make cheep computers and sell them for $180 and I get all those parts free ^_^)
  7. Oh I forgot these parts I orderd have not came yet (2 more days to go, can't wait ^_^) then I won't have lag playing powder toy, halo 1, Minecraft and my fravirout game.... Visual basic studio!
  8. Good luck!
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