Can you use an ATX 12v 8-pin power connector on a 4-pin port? Tags: Power Supplies ATX Connection Power Components Last response: September 11, 2012 6:10 AM in Components Share valariecapers September 11, 2012 2:32:21 AM I have a 700 watt power supply with an 8-pin ATX connection. Can I slide them apart and use only half of it. Also which half would I use? More about : atx 12v pin power connector pin port tomhrxbfg2 September 11, 2012 3:05:26 AM yes just split them the use half. Watch carefully the pattern of the pin holes. Make sure you use the one that match the 4 pin port. The patterns are either square or trapezoid... Smeg45 September 11, 2012 3:11:47 AM Yes, just make sure it fits. Don't just shove it in. Related resources Can you use an ATX 12v 4-pin power connector on a 8-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 Converting 8-pin ATX 12V on PSU to 4-pin on CPU? - Forum 2x 4-pin ATX 12v in an 8-pin slot? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer valariecapers September 11, 2012 5:04:51 AM Both answers gave me the information I needed. Both are explained very well. How can I choose between them? tomhrxbfg2 September 11, 2012 6:10:09 AM The two are different, I think one has all square shaped pins, the other has a combination of square and trapezoid...I forgot lol just make a picture in your mind and see if the pattern on the PSU fits the mobo Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumATX 12V 4-pin and 8-pin ForumATX 12v ( 4-pin ) to EPS 12v ( 8-pin ) adapter idea ok? Forum8-pin v 4-pin ATX 12v - plastic cover over 4 of 8 pins Forum8-pin vs 4-pin CPU Power Connector ForumMobo has 4-pin 12V connector , but PSU has 8-pin . What Can I do? ForumAMD A6 APU 4-pin vs. 8-pin connector Forum4-pin vs 8-pin 12V connector Forum4-pin vs. 8-pin 12V Connector ? Quad Overclocking ForumAre both 12V 8-pin and 4-pin PWR required to be connected? ForumIs a 4-pin atx power connector for my CPU okay? Forum8-pin ATX 12V for motherboard...necessary or not? Forum4pin 12v + 8pin 12v ???? when do you use witch ForumWill this setup run skyrim at ultra? Forum[Solved] Help Choosing between two Power Supplies ForumNew psu but still no power More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !