Ok, so I purchased a Gateway FX6800 core i7 system from where I work for very cheap. (we recycle computers). Upon opening it up last night, I noticed that the included power supply only has a 4 pin connection connected to the 8 pin motherboard.
Now I didnt really want to do anything to the system, but that makes me nervous. I can change the power supply if I need to, but do I? What are the possible side effects of only using a 4 pin powersupply? Why would gateway ever do this?
If you need the rest of the specs they are as follows:
I7 920 Processor
3 gigs DDR3 (hope to move to 6)
Two Sata HD's (hopefully will be 3)
1 Sata DVDRW
Media Card Reader
1 120mm back fan
1 80mm front fan.
The power supply is 500w, should I upgrade it? Especially if I want to add a third HD and three more sticks of memory?