4 pin cpu connector or 8 pin cpu connector ? ( motherboard )
Hi, i have my mobo MSI P7N SLI PLATINUM and the cpu connector is 8 pin, but you can put 4 pin into that.... what's better to use? 8 pin or 4 pin ? my psu has the 4 pin and the 8 pin ..... i think im using now the 4 pin.... if you can, please help me...

Thanks.
Hi, i have my mobo MSI P7N SLI PLATINUM and the cpu connector is 8 pin, but you can put 4 pin into that.... what's better to use? 8 pin or 4 pin ? my psu has the 4 pin and the 8 pin ..... i think im using now the 4 pin.... if you can, please help me...



Thanks.

#1
Posted 07/12/2008 02:31 PM   
[quote name='LucasBrazil' post='194137' date='Jul 12 2008, 09:31 AM']Hi, i have my mobo MSI P7N SLI PLATINUM and the cpu connector is 8 pin, but you can put 4 pin into that.... what's better to use? 8 pin or 4 pin ? my psu has the 4 pin and the 8 pin ..... i think im using now the 4 pin.... if you can, please help me...

Thanks.[/quote]


For a quad core you most definitly need the 8pin, it supplies extra power needed for addtional cores. Either way, it won't hurt to plug the 8pin, it can only help stability. Just make sure that the 8pin cable is specifically for that use and not for PCIe or anything, although for the life of me I can't imagine a PSU that has the newer 8pin pcie connections but DOESN'T have the 8pin CPU connector, so I am more than sure that it isn't an issue.

~TJ
[quote name='LucasBrazil' post='194137' date='Jul 12 2008, 09:31 AM']Hi, i have my mobo MSI P7N SLI PLATINUM and the cpu connector is 8 pin, but you can put 4 pin into that.... what's better to use? 8 pin or 4 pin ? my psu has the 4 pin and the 8 pin ..... i think im using now the 4 pin.... if you can, please help me...



Thanks.





For a quad core you most definitly need the 8pin, it supplies extra power needed for addtional cores. Either way, it won't hurt to plug the 8pin, it can only help stability. Just make sure that the 8pin cable is specifically for that use and not for PCIe or anything, although for the life of me I can't imagine a PSU that has the newer 8pin pcie connections but DOESN'T have the 8pin CPU connector, so I am more than sure that it isn't an issue.



~TJ

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#2
Posted 07/12/2008 02:37 PM   
Oh , yes in the box of the psu its saying : 8 pin cpu power connector ... so its better to connect that .... thanks !!
Oh , yes in the box of the psu its saying : 8 pin cpu power connector ... so its better to connect that .... thanks !!

#3
Posted 07/12/2008 02:56 PM   
Yes the Quads need the 8pin to run at their potential.
Yes the Quads need the 8pin to run at their potential.

#4
Posted 07/14/2008 04:16 PM   
Sorry to thread-jack here, but you got me kinda worried now, cos im running a quad core but my psu doesnt have and 8 pin CPU connector, just the 4 pin! Is this still ok?
Sorry to thread-jack here, but you got me kinda worried now, cos im running a quad core but my psu doesnt have and 8 pin CPU connector, just the 4 pin! Is this still ok?

#5
Posted 07/14/2008 07:12 PM   
If your mobo requires an 8pin then you use the 8pin, if it needs a 4 then you plug in the 4pin. Also most Newer PSU's have just an 8pin that breaks away into two 4pins, not an 8 and a 4 seperate.
If your mobo requires an 8pin then you use the 8pin, if it needs a 4 then you plug in the 4pin. Also most Newer PSU's have just an 8pin that breaks away into two 4pins, not an 8 and a 4 seperate.

#6
Posted 07/14/2008 10:47 PM   
Also do not use a 4-to-8 pin adapter. We are talking power and current here, and those initial lines are being split, and still can only handle so much of a load. You might get away with it while you are not OCing, but if you increase the voltage...issues can easily arise.
Also do not use a 4-to-8 pin adapter. We are talking power and current here, and those initial lines are being split, and still can only handle so much of a load. You might get away with it while you are not OCing, but if you increase the voltage...issues can easily arise.

#7
Posted 07/14/2008 11:22 PM   
[quote name='Tofu Guy' post='195189' date='Jul 14 2008, 03:22 PM']Also do not use a 4-to-8 pin adapter. We are talking power and current here, and those initial lines are being split, and still can only handle so much of a load. You might get away with it while you are not OCing, but if you increase the voltage...issues can easily arise.[/quote]

damn! i might be using a quad core soon and i need a 4 to 8 pin adapter cuz my psu doesnt have a 8pin, atleast i think it doesnt.
[quote name='Tofu Guy' post='195189' date='Jul 14 2008, 03:22 PM']Also do not use a 4-to-8 pin adapter. We are talking power and current here, and those initial lines are being split, and still can only handle so much of a load. You might get away with it while you are not OCing, but if you increase the voltage...issues can easily arise.



damn! i might be using a quad core soon and i need a 4 to 8 pin adapter cuz my psu doesnt have a 8pin, atleast i think it doesnt.

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#8
Posted 07/14/2008 11:50 PM   
But if your mobo only has a 4-pin connector, you will be fine (as long as the board supports Quads).
But if your mobo only has a 4-pin connector, you will be fine (as long as the board supports Quads).

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Posted 07/15/2008 10:40 AM   
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