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4 pins or 8 pins connector on MB

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Last response: in Components
April 15, 2010 9:29:09 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?

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a c 165 ) Power supply
April 15, 2010 9:35:48 PM

what CPU will you be installing in the motherboard?
April 15, 2010 9:42:12 PM

-CPU i5 750
-GPU MSI R5770 Hawk
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a c 165 ) Power supply
April 15, 2010 11:12:52 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.
April 15, 2010 11:14:29 PM

Ty, realy help me this...
a b ) Power supply
April 15, 2010 11:37:54 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.