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4 pins or 8 pins connector on MB
Apr 15, 2010, 9:29 PM
Please tell me, if i have motherboart with 24 pins connector and 8 pins connector. I must buy power supply with 8 pins connector or i can go with standart 4 pins?
Apr 15, 2010
pins pins connector
Apr 15, 2010, 9:35 PM
what CPU will you be installing in the motherboard?
Apr 15, 2010, 9:42 PM
-CPU i5 750
-GPU MSI R5770 Hawk
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Apr 15, 2010, 11:12 PM
if your current PSU has a 4 pin, you should be OK. Most motherboards let you connect a 4 pin into a 8 pin slot, my gigabyte mobo lets me.
Obviously if you are looking to purchase a PSU, I would suggest one with a 8 pin.
Apr 15, 2010, 11:14 PM
Ty, realy help me this...
Apr 15, 2010, 11:37 PM
The additional 4 pins on the 8 pin connector are not needed. You can plug a 4 pin power into a 8 pin motherboard. Some boards come with 4 of the pins covered. Those are the ones you leave unused.
The 8 pin EPS standard was established for multi-socket systems. Its not needed for your system.
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