Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Question about 4 pin 12V ATX Adapter

Last response: in Components
Share
December 13, 2012 4:05:21 PM

I bought a new Thermaltake PSU but am finding out that my motherboard has both a 24 pin connector and a 4 pin 12V ATX for the CPU (I'm assuming from searching). The new PSU came only with the 24 pin connector and several 8 and 6 pin connectors for various peripherals. My question is whether or not I will have to send this new power supply back or can I find an adapter that turns an 8 pin into a 4 pin 12V? I am new to this so the simplest answer is always preferred.

By the way I have found a few adapters but I am still wondering if this is advised and if it will cause any unforeseen errors.

Thank you.
a b ) Power supply
December 13, 2012 4:11:12 PM

Hi, What's the PSU exact model?
Is the 8-pin a 4+4 pin connector?
Score
0
December 13, 2012 4:14:24 PM

Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-750M 750W ATX12V

I am checking on the 4+4
Score
0
Related resources
December 13, 2012 4:15:40 PM

Yes it is a 4+4 pin connector.

Exact specification: 1 x ATX 12V 4+4pin connector (600mm)
Score
0
a b ) Power supply
December 13, 2012 4:22:01 PM

Then you can "unclip" the 4+4-pin, and connect only one 4-pin to the motherboard.
Score
0
December 13, 2012 4:28:06 PM

alexoiu said:
Then you can "unclip" the 4+4-pin, and connect only one 4-pin to the motherboard.


What exactly do you mean by unclip? Unfortunately I am at work and not near it to be able to inspect more closely. Is it made to come apart?
Score
0

Best solution

a b ) Power supply
December 13, 2012 4:32:59 PM

They have some kind of a clip that allow you to attach the 2 4-pin connectors to make a 8-pin one. That's why they're called 4+4. I think unsnap is the right word (I'm not a native English speaker).
Share
December 13, 2012 4:34:28 PM

Thanks alexoiu. Your English is better than most native English speakers. I will check it out when I get home and will select your answer if it works out.

Thank you again.
Score
0
December 13, 2012 4:59:09 PM

I have seen it come as an 8-pin with 4-pins that are "break-away" meaning it has a weak plastic connection between 2 4-pins that can be broken to create 2 separate 4-pin plugs. Even if they are separate and you need an 8 pin again they should work together fine if you plug them in individually into the same slot, just make sure the connection is firm.
Score
0
December 19, 2012 5:56:13 PM

Best answer selected by ryancsapp.
Score
0
!