Solved GA-X58 UD3R & i7 920: CPU POWER ? Tags: Intel i7 CPUs Motherboards Power Last response: December 4, 2013 4:34 PM in Motherboards Share LloydUK December 4, 2013 2:43:50 PM I've just bought a nice new PSU as my old one was giving out a nasty whistle. When it came to wiring it all up again I noticed something weird. The CPU power on the motherboard only had 1 4pin connector inserted into the 8pin slot. Why would I have done that in the past?! Should I now put another 4pin in? I think I'm going to be on the lookout for a new Socket 1366 motherboard soon anyway as I want to be able to accommodate 2 graphics cards but only two slots on this are just too close together. Ugh. More about : x58 ud3r 920 cpu power Reply to LloydUK oczdude8 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard December 4, 2013 3:08:08 PM use the 8pin. Reply to oczdude8 LloydUK December 4, 2013 3:22:43 PM It's working, and appears to have been working for a while, with just a 4 pin. What am I losing out on by not having an 8 pin in? I'm not noticing any system instability. I'm not saying that you're wrong, I agree with you - I'm just wondering what difference it makes. Reply to LloydUK Related resources Overclocking i7 920 d0 x58 ud3r - Forum First overclock with i7 920 on EX58 UD3R - Forum Asus P6T SE / Core i7 920 - No Power - Forum i7 920 cpu would it fit a amd3 socket . - Forum Help with Overclocking my i7 920 CPU w/ ASUS P6T Motherboard to 4.0 GHz (or more) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution oczdude8 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard December 4, 2013 4:03:23 PM using a 4 pin means your motherboard gets less power for the CPU. I would read your mobos manual and see what it says about this. the power supplied by a 4pin is, on paper, enough to run a stock 920 (130W) . see this thread:http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1631485/motherbo... but if you psu comes with the right cable, why not use it? most likely your previous psu didn't have the 8 pin. Reply to oczdude8 LloydUK December 4, 2013 4:34:12 PM Thanks for the link - I might as well just shove it in Reply to LloydUK Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : Forumwhat cpu can a ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T SE Rev 1.xx take ? ive a 2.67 gigahertz Intel Core i7 920 at the moment ForumSolvedUpgrade CPU from i7 920 ForumSolvedI7 920 + 5970 Overclocked system: Power supply questions. ForumSolvedI7 920 + V8 cpu cooler temps ForumSolvedSuggestions for a new CPU Cooler (i7 920) ForumSolvedWhen over clocking CPU (i7 920), do I need CPU cooler Or System Cooler ForumSolvedI have this seventeam ST-500 BKP-02G power supply. I am planing to upgrade -MB Gigabyte-Z87 series, CPU i7 Haswell, 16 GB RAM, ForumSolvedLooking for a CPU cooler for i7 920 ForumSolvedPower/Boot issue with new i7 CPU ForumMotherboard upgrade for i7 920 CPU (Dell 435MT) ForumIs my CPU bottlenecking my GPU?!? (i7 920 oc 3.6, GTX 680 sc) ForumAnother CPU bottleneck question (i7 920 gtx 670 sli) ForumCooler for CPU i7 920 ForumCan this power supply handle a i7 920 @ 3.8ghz and radeon hd 5870 in xfire ForumI5 750 vs. i7 920: The real power consumption diff More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !