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Generic User #2 January 12, 2013 02:44 PM

Convert 8pin CPU to 4pin CPU?
 
What do you do when the power supply has an 8-pin CPU connector (NOT 4+4 pin) and the motherboard only had a 4pin header?

is there actually an adapter for that?

enaberif January 12, 2013 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Generic User #2 (Post 683931)
What do you do when the power supply has an 8-pin CPU connector (NOT 4+4 pin) and the motherboard only had a 4pin header?

is there actually an adapter for that?

The 8 pin SHOULD split and if it doesn't then it SHOULD have a 4 pin.

dustin1706 January 12, 2013 03:33 PM

I've never seen a PSU that had a solid 8 pin connector. Weird. Anyway, if your mobo doesn't have room for you to just plug the 8 pin in (and just leave the extra 4 hanging over) pick up a 4+4 extension like this one.

NZXT Premium Individually Sleeved Computer Cables 8PIN EPS/P4 Power Extension Cable

ilya January 12, 2013 03:44 PM

If it doesn't split and there's room on your board you can just let the extra 4 pins overhang the connector.

Bond007 January 12, 2013 05:49 PM

Agree with the above. 4 of the pins will fit, and leave the other 4 over the side.

howpet January 13, 2013 08:40 AM

You sure you"re not looking at a 8 pin pci-e connector????

elmorejohn46 January 18, 2013 09:28 AM

Buy a converter amazon should sells them,I have one hooked up to one of my old systems

This_guy69 July 11, 2014 04:49 AM

You can try this adapter. I actually bought one myself bacause my PSU had the same:
8-Pin to 4-Pin ATX Adapter Cable - 4 Inches Sleeved Products Model: 8-4-ADAPTER [8-4-ADAPTER] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come


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