With this being the first time I've ever replaced a PSU, I stupidly purchased a PSU with an 8-pin ATX 12V, while the CPU port on my MB only has a 4-pin. Would it be safe to use a converter that converts the ATX 12V to a 4-pin (or a converter that converts the 4-pin CPU port to an 8-pin, whichever is best)? Does a converter of this nature even exist? If so, what's the best for my situation (tried doing a Google search but wanted to hear it from the experts first).
Thanks so much mocchan. I was trying to figure out why my power supply only had an 8 pin. I read your answer and looked at my 8 pun connector carefully and saw that it had 2 Halves which would slide apart. I plugged one half into the cpu 4 pin female on the motherboard and presto!