6 pin PSU connecter to older 4 pin CPU Motherboard Tags: Power Supplies Hewlett Packard CPUs Motherboards Components Last response: November 24, 2012 6:25 PM in Components Share vicumboh November 24, 2012 6:16:19 PM Hi Everyone, I am trying to update my HP computer with a ATI Radeon HD 6850 that was gifted to me. My motherboard is a M2N78-LA (Violet3) motherboard. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01... I had a 300w power supply which I knew would not cut it so I got a Silverstone op650 PSU. The PSU has a 8 pin CPU power connector but my Motherboard has a 4 pin slot. I have Googled around and have not found an adapter for this. Can I use this PSU? I have not checked but will the large 24 pin ATX connector be the same? Thanks in advance, Victor More about : pin psu connecter older pin cpu motherboard | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove DJDeCiBeL Power supply Master CPUs Master Motherboard Master November 24, 2012 6:25:02 PM The 12V CPU connector on that Silverstone PSU is a 4+4 pin connector from what I can tell, so it should just split into two halves and you can just use the half that fits. Even if it wasn't a 4+4, you could still just only plug in half of the 8 pin connector. It would still work the same. As far as the 24 pin main connector goes, it should be fine. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>6 pin PSU connecter to older 4 pin CPU Motherboard> Related ressources: ForumSMPS CPU 4+4 pin connecter problem ForumCan i connect a graphics card without 6 pin pci connector ForumQuestion about 2x 4-pin to 6-pin adapter for 5850 Forum4 pinx2 on psu vs. 8 pin on motherboard ForumOldr Thermaltake 480 psu with no 6 pin pci-e con. Video card options? ForumBodge with a 4 pin in an 8 pin CPU socket advice, and other. Forumcpu fan 4 pin connecter ? ForumConnecting a 4 pin CPU Fan to a Fan Controller ForumCan I use a PCI-e 6 pin on a CPU 4 pin socket? Forum4 Pin ATX to 6 Pin PCI-e Forum3- pin CPU Fan and only 4-pin CPU Fan connecter .. HELP! ForumI psu that has 8 pin eps cpu connecter ForumHELPPPP!!!! My psu dosent have a 6 pin and my new 7870 wont power HELP ForumP2 4 pin connector to a new psu 6 pin connector ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumCPU power into PCI-E socket Forum[Solved] A good CPU? Forum[Solved] Wich CPU is better Intel or AMD? ForumBest CPU in the world ForumCPU and Cooler Compatibilities More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !