Question 8-pin CPU power socket and 4-pin PSU plug

Jul 22, 2021
3
0
10
0
I just bought a MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk and Ryzen 4350G APU. This is an upgrade for my old headless server sporting a Core2 CPU.

Reading the manual online (haven't received the box yet) I see it has an 8-pin CPU power socket, but both PSUs I have here only have a 4-pin plug. It looks like the plug will fit into the socket on one side. I know that inside every PSU I have opened all the various wires of the same colour are wired together. If this is the same on the motherboard, then will this work?

The APU has a TDP of 65W and recently been tested with little over 70W under full load.
 
Jul 22, 2021
3
0
10
0
They are old. One is an Athlon 64 X2, the other a Core2. I collect old hardware... :D

The one in the Athlon PC is branded "Power (TM)". Must be a renown Chinese make, lol. 400W, 12V rated @ 15A.
 

--SID--

Notable
Jan 23, 2021
1,061
232
1,140
36
Must be a renown Chinese make, lol. 400W, 12V rated @ 15A.
That's a 180w PSU, not 400w and must be crap with bad voltage regulation and skyhigh ripple. Replace it for a decent and modern PSU that meets the ATX requierements of your new hardware. ATX2.4/2.52. That are all the models in Tier A and B from the PSU tierlist.
 
Jul 22, 2021
3
0
10
0
Thank you all for your advice, even if my question was not directly answered. The whole thing has become moot, as the seller has just reneged on the sale.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY