Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

The PSU for my motherboard just died and I was able to get a used one from a friend. Trouble is, this PSU I got from him doesn't have the 4-pin ATX power cord that powers the CPU. It only has an EPS 8-pin one. My question is, could I just use the EPS 8-pin and plug it to the motherboard, leaving the extra 4 pins hanging? Or do I have to get an adapter?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

I think so. The 8 pin connector is in fact two 4 pin connectors, if I remember correctly.

Here's a link with picture. The 8 pin connector is indeed composed of two 4 pin connectors.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.