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September 17, 2007 6:52:50 PM


On my mobo (P5K Deluxe) the 12 V CPU Power connection has 8 pins. 4 pins on the left side are capped with a piece of removable black plastic.

My PSU (Enermax) has 2 wires labeled CPU only. One wire has 8 pins and the other wire is split into two 4 pin connectors.

Which do I use? do I use the 8 or just the 4?

The CPU I'm using is the Q6600.


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September 17, 2007 7:13:04 PM

What does the motherboard manual say?
September 17, 2007 7:30:02 PM

Well I'm at work and the manual is at home...... Just realized I could get the manual off the the Asus or enermax site. I'll post what I find, in case this can help someone else.
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September 17, 2007 7:36:21 PM

P5k Deluxe downloads are empty on the Asus site.
But on the enermax site it says to use the two four pins together for Quad Core processors and the 8 for Duo Cores.

So I guess I'm using the two four Pins.

Manuals, go figure.
September 17, 2007 9:56:16 PM

The sounds extermely strange to me...
September 18, 2007 12:47:49 AM

chookman said:
The sounds extermely strange to me...

What sounds strange? Is it that I'm asking a too simple question or that enermax is saying "use the two four pins together for Quad Core processors"
September 18, 2007 1:51:56 AM

I have the same motherboard with a Q6600. My power supply is an OCZ 700 Watt and I only needed to connect one of the four pin plugs. The capped one was not connected and my system works fine.
September 18, 2007 2:42:48 AM

Its strange that the enermax has an 8 pin and a dual 4pin for CPU only? too my knowledge there would be no difference would be better off leaving the 8pin off the psu altogether and using the dual 4pin same thing? or so i thought.

And yes they will still work with 4pin only you just wont have as stable a power as the 8pin.
September 18, 2007 5:32:21 AM

Ok the way i read that ... the 8pin is for DUAL cpus (one in one hand and another in the other hand) The 2x4pin is for stability on single cpu arrangements (generally more power for quad core cpu). I still dont see how there would be a difference in power supply between the 8pin and 2x4pin. That PSU has every connector you could ever dream of
September 18, 2007 5:52:20 AM

So I'm not reading this wrong, the q6600 is a Quad right? The manual is'nt reffering to 4 physical CPUs (LOL!). So according to the manual I should use the (2x4 8) 12vATX connectors for my Q6600?
September 18, 2007 5:54:24 AM

Oh you sound like you have more experience than me. Can try both methods without blowing up my mobo or anything?
September 18, 2007 10:52:58 PM

Either way i cant see you blowing anything up... id stick with the 2x4pin option and plug em both in ;)