Can I plug a 4 pin into an 8 pin GPU?
4-Pin Molex to 8-Pin PCI-E Power Adapter Cable This cable uses two 4-pin connectors and adapts them to an 8-pin connector. 4-pin to 8-pin is something that will likely be useful with upper-mid-range and high-end graphics cards.
Can you use 8-pin CPU GPU?
The purpose of this cable is to enable an *unused* CPU power cable to power a GPU. It adapts the pinout of a spare 8-pin CPU power cable (EPS 12V) to that which can be used to power a GPU. This works well for people using dual power supply mining rigs.
Do cpus need 8 pin?
The 4 pin is only necessary if you are doing extreme overclocking, such as LN2. Otherwise the 8 pin will provide all the power you will need.
What is the 8 pin 12v power connector for?
Can be used to connect to a six or eight pin socket on a video card to provide additional 12v power. Most commonly used to power hard drives and optical drives. These are mostly often used for fan connections in modern system, but in the past they were used for hard drives, optical drives, and many other devices.
Is 4 pin ATX necessary?
Usually you don’t need to connect the extra 4-pin (for a total of 12 pins), which means you only need the 4+4 pin (8 pin total ) connector on your Seasonic PSU. 8 pins are required, the extra 4 pins are optional. Thank you both for answering.
Is 8 pin CPU the same as PCIe?
They are completely different. The EPS connector is meant to supply power to a motherboard cpu socket while the PCI express connector is meant to supply power to a GPU.
Are SATA risers safe?
Yes, with a SATA connection there is a risk of fire, but not in all cases. SATA connectors are designed to withstand 4.5 amps (therefore, for 54 watts) on 12V DC. The PCIe specification allows a GPU to draw 5.5 amps (66-75w) from the PCIe 3.0 12V bus, therefore from the x16 riser slot.
What is the 4-pin 12V connector for?
ATX 12V or the 4-pin CPU Connector This is the 4-pin connector which supplies electrical current to your CPU and is mandatory to connect in the motherboard provided you are not using the EPS12V connector which is explained below. The ATX12V 4-pin connector is used by a majority of processors be it Intel or AMD.