4 pin atx to 8 pin atx

Hello,
i have amd fx 8120 cpu,
nvidia8400gs card,
wd caviar blue 500gb hdd,
m5a97 r 2.0 mb,
and all in one dvd rewriter,
and a smps of 450 watts.

to my smps i have only 4 pin atx connector. but my mb has 8 pin slot.

what should i do.
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  1. Try it, worst case your motherboard won't boot. Most motherboards only require the 4-pin but having the 8-pin may improve overclocking.

    There is also the possibility that your PSU might not like the load, depending on how good/bad/old it might be.
  2. Quote:
    I run one of my motherboards with only a four pin and its fine, but its four cores, not eight. Never heard of that brand of psu. You can buy an adaptor, but it still only uses the four wires. It just depends on how your motherboard was built. Should be okay though. You can't hurt anything.

    It's not a brand
    switched mode power supply
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched-mode_power_supply

    The way members from India generally refer to a psu
  3. but it has 8 pin . does it cause any problem to mobo
  4. raja10 said:
    Hello,
    i have amd fx 8120 cpu,
    nvidia8400gs card,
    wd caviar blue 500gb hdd,
    m5a97 r 2.0 mb,
    and all in one dvd rewriter,
    and a smps of 450 watts.

    to my smps i have only 4 pin atx connector. but my mb has 8 pin slot.

    what should i do.
  5. where should i connect from left or from right
  6. raja10 said:
    where should i connect from left or from right

    Don't bump posts like that, makes moderators antsy
    Left side, while looking at the clip
  7. delluser1 said:
    switched mode power supply
    The way members from India generally refer to a psu

    SMPS is an awfully broad term to refer to the PSU though since SMPS refers to the voltage regulation principle in general that applies to everything from MW-class industrial/utility UPS and ubiquitous wall adapters to point-of-load regulators embedded in smartphones, bluetooth accessories, USB devices, etc.
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