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August 18, 2012 2:57:18 AM

So I'm currently in the process of building my first computer when I noticed something;
My motherboard's socket for the ATX-CPU (I'm assuming that's the CPU's power) is a 4 pin socket. 2x2.
My power supply's cable labeled "CPU" is an 8 pin connector

My question is, can I use an 8 pin ATX12V on a 4 pin ATX-CPU socket?

This is the motherboard:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Q7JRJI/ref=oh_deta...

This is my PSU:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E98I0G/ref=oh_deta...

On the box of my power supply, it says this regarding the CPU Cable: EPS/ATX12V 4-Pin & 8-Pin Compatible.

So does this mean I'm ok? I can use "half" of the PSU's cable on the motherboard?

THANK YOU
August 18, 2012 3:03:17 AM

Yes it's fine
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August 18, 2012 3:23:01 AM

The cable your refering to usually comes as a split 4x4 connector end and that allows you to use just half of the connector. By the connector end being split into two 4 pin ends you can use it for a 4 pin or 8 pin socket.
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August 18, 2012 3:27:15 AM

^ +1 Looking at the pics of that PSU on Newegg, it's a 4+4 connector.

Regardless of that, you'd still be fine, even if is was a full 8 pin connector. Only one half would fit.
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August 18, 2012 6:24:13 AM

inzone said:
The cable your refering to usually comes as a split 4x4 connector end and that allows you to use just half of the connector. By the connector end being split into two 4 pin ends you can use it for a 4 pin or 8 pin socket.


Thank you!
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August 18, 2012 6:25:21 AM

nikonite said:
Yes it's fine


Thank you
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August 18, 2012 6:25:41 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
^ +1 Looking at the pics of that PSU on Newegg, it's a 4+4 connector.

Regardless of that, you'd still be fine, even if is was a full 8 pin connector. Only one half would fit.


Thanks; appreciate it
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August 18, 2012 6:26:20 AM

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August 18, 2012 7:47:44 AM

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