Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › 4pin 8pin mobo voltage inputs (adapter available?)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

4pin 8pin mobo voltage inputs (adapter available?)

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
So I have this powersupply which only has a 4 pin voltage input for the mobo. The mobo i'm thinking about buying seems to have an 8 pin voltage input. Is there an adapter which would convert my 4pin to an 8 pin or do I need to get a new powersupply for this to work?

thanks
The Litter Box
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 (804A077) EVGA 780i 8800GTS 512 (G92) 4GB (2x2) Gskill Pc2-8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GBx2 Raid 0 DL DVD Vista Ultimate 64 LG 19" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 ANTEC NEOHE550W CoolerMaster CM690 MX518 
Mouse Pad
XTrac 
  hide details  
Reply
The Litter Box
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 (804A077) EVGA 780i 8800GTS 512 (G92) 4GB (2x2) Gskill Pc2-8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GBx2 Raid 0 DL DVD Vista Ultimate 64 LG 19" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 ANTEC NEOHE550W CoolerMaster CM690 MX518 
Mouse Pad
XTrac 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Yes, but don't bother until you try to use the PSU on the mobo with just the 4-pin first. If it works with the 4-pin, you're gaining no advantage by using an adapter to go to 8.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Cool ... Do 4pin plugs normally work with the DFI DK P35 T2RS? Sorry I should have had that info in the original post.
The Litter Box
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 (804A077) EVGA 780i 8800GTS 512 (G92) 4GB (2x2) Gskill Pc2-8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GBx2 Raid 0 DL DVD Vista Ultimate 64 LG 19" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 ANTEC NEOHE550W CoolerMaster CM690 MX518 
Mouse Pad
XTrac 
  hide details  
Reply
The Litter Box
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 (804A077) EVGA 780i 8800GTS 512 (G92) 4GB (2x2) Gskill Pc2-8000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 160GBx2 Raid 0 DL DVD Vista Ultimate 64 LG 19" Flatron 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 ANTEC NEOHE550W CoolerMaster CM690 MX518 
Mouse Pad
XTrac 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
Yes, but don't bother until you try to use the PSU on the mobo with just the 4-pin first. If it works with the 4-pin, you're gaining no advantage by using an adapter to go to 8.
It's probably a disadvantage using the adapter. Two more plugs and 6in more wire means slightly increase resistence while providing the same power.

Jonny, are the AUX pins parallel? As in they all lead to just one trace? Or are they individual leads to the voltage regulators?
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › 4pin 8pin mobo voltage inputs (adapter available?)