AdviceCpu connection?Posted:

zacsue
  • New Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2020
Posts: 8
Reputation Power: 0
Hi.. Can I use a 6+2 connector for the 8pin and then split the 2x4 pin and use one 4 pin for the 4 pin connector?? I have an prime 570-p motherboard ..
can you tell me if the cpu connection on the motherboard has an 8 pin and a 4 pin.. i have used the two 4 pin conectors in the 8 pin ..but dont have another 4 pin..whats best way ..can i use a 6+2 in the 8 pin and the split the 2 4s and use one 4 pin in the other connector???
#2. Posted:
zacsue
  • New Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2020
Posts: 8
Reputation Power: 0
anyone help?
#3. Posted:
21
  • Moderator
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 05, 20136 Year Member
Posts: 15,725
Reputation Power: 2775
zacsue wroteHi.. Can I use a 6+2 connector for the 8pin and then split the 2x4 pin and use one 4 pin for the 4 pin connector??

What? A GPU 6+2-pin? No, you can not.
Use the 2x4 in the 8-pin CPU power and leave the 4-pin empty.
#4. Posted:
zacsue
  • New Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2020
Posts: 8
Reputation Power: 0
can i use an extention from a molex to 2x4 for the 4 pin and just leave the other 4 spare?
#5. Posted:
21
  • Moderator
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 05, 20136 Year Member
Posts: 15,725
Reputation Power: 2775
No, you absolutely can not use Molex to power your CPU. You use the CPU power connector and only the CPU power connector.
#6. Posted:
zacsue
  • New Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2020
Posts: 8
Reputation Power: 0
no what i meant was that you can buy a molex to 8 pin(2x4) extention .converter. would that work?
amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074CSCCY...&psc=1
click on link to see the c able/ thanks


Last edited by zacsue ; edited 2 times in total
#7. Posted:
zacsue
  • New Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2020
Posts: 8
Reputation Power: 0
why would this not work?? the connection looks the same as the 2x4 pin from psu?
molex only has three pins..
#8. Posted:
21
  • Moderator
Status: Offline
Joined: Oct 05, 20136 Year Member
Posts: 15,725
Reputation Power: 2775
because molex connections are trash, and it's not 2004. Stop trying to use PCIe connectors and molex unless you want to fry something.

You said yourself your PSU has a 4+4-pin connector for the CPU, so use it. Leave the additional 4-pin CPU connector empty, it's not necessary whatsoever. Do not use a molex adapter or a PCIe connector to power your CPU.
#9. Posted:
16
  • Summer 2018
Status: Offline
Joined: Nov 24, 20136 Year Member
Posts: 3,437
Reputation Power: 8805
Going to add on to 21 here.

The power loss will be there, possibility of shorting from molex. The connection might look the same but it is not. Just use the 2x4 and tuck the other one away or whatever. It's not worth frying anything over a bad connection.
#10. Posted:
zacsue
  • New Member
Status: Offline
Joined: Jun 14, 2020
Posts: 8
Reputation Power: 0
Thanks guys.. I have left the 4pin empty..just using the 8 pin..seems fine..thanks for your help..
Users browsing this topic: None
Jump to:


RECENT POSTS

HOT TOPICS