SO. New mobo + CPU are here. There's a JPWR2 slot that requires +12V on one side and ground on the other. The one on the mobo is an 8-pin, but my power supply only has a 4-pin. Most places I've read said it should be fine unless you're running a higher end CPU or something or other.
What's the downside of using just the 4-pin? What happens if I do and the CPU wants 8 pins? Does buying the adapter for it really suffice?
Edit: Some places are saying it provides a 'better ground' and that the only problems I would run into is if I OCed. Would this mean running on factory settings using just the 4-pin connector will be okay?
Edit2: Also, at what temperature would you say a CPU is getting too hot? I have yet to test it under high-load situations so I'm not sure how hot it gets yet. So for future reference...
Last edited by buta; 12-15-2011 at 06:36 PM.