4-pin CPU connector for i7 3770 Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Power Product Last response: February 26, 2013 11:13 AM in CPUs Share streetlightman February 26, 2013 3:42:17 AM Hey everyone, I've got a question. I currently have a Thermaltake 430w power suppy. I'm going to be upgrading to this mobo and the core i7 3770 (not the K version): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... My questions is that since this mobo has an 8-pin cpu adapter, will the 4-pin adapter on my PSU work? I don't plan on doing any overclocking (hence the non K version). It is also worth noting that my current setup is: Core 2 Quad Q9400 overclocked to 3.0ghz hd 7750 (no extra power needed) 2 hardrives and 1 dvd drive Never once ran into an issue with power I checked and the C2Q actually uses 95w + whatever is used for the overclock vs the 77w that the i7 uses. Anyone have any input? I really don't want to upgrade the PSU so any help would be appreciated. More about : pin cpu connector 3770 o1die a c 159 à CPUs February 26, 2013 9:36:11 AM It won't hurt to try running with just 4 pins on the 8 pin cpu adapter. You can often find a 500w Corsair ps at newegg for around $35 after rebate if you change your mind. m 0 l streetlightman February 26, 2013 11:13:15 AM nothing could get damaged if it doesn't work right? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhow to connect 4pin cpu power connector with Corsair VS550 550 Watt PSU Forum Solvedmolex to 4pin CPU connector Forum Solved4-pin CPU connector vs 8 Forum Motherboard has 4-pin ATX 12v connector and CPU 8pin, Help... Forum SolvedWill an 8pin power cord work on a 4pin cpu power connector? Forum CPU power connector (ATX12V , 4pin) cause boot problem Forum SolvedSandy Bridge i5-2500k with 4-pin CPU Power Connector Forum MSI Z87 G45: can it run with a 4-pin CPU cpower connector? Forum SolvedDual 4pin CPU fans to single motherboard 4 pin connector Forum Will a 4-pin CPU connector work in a 8-pin socket? Forum Does using an 8-pin CPU power connector on a 4-pin board result in less amperage? Forum Difference between 4pin and 8pin CPU connector Forum 4-pin cpu fan connector Forum PC is not running when i plugged the 4-PIN cpu power connector !!!! Forum Computer won't start, starts when I unplug 12v 4-pin CPU connector Forum Computer won't boot when 4pin CPU Power connector plugged in Forum 8-pin vs 4-pin CPU Power Connector Forum Is a 4-pin atx power connector for my CPU okay? Forum 8 pin cpu connector and 4pin cpu socket Forum 120mm fan - 4 pin molex or 4-pin CPU fan connector? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !