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December 5, 2011 3:43:57 AM

Hey guys just had a quick question that I've been thinking about while my new Asus Sabertooth 990X comes in the mail.

Quick background: About a year and a half ago my cpu (Athlon 64 X2 4200) was dying. It was the first time I thought to myself I'll try and troubleshoot and fix my pc. First time around I just ordered a new mobo thinking that was why my pc was not booting. Turned out I was wrong it and it was my cpu so I bought the x4 955 BE since the ASRock mobo i got took AM3 CPUs. Long story short I got hooked on building a new pc for my self, the only thing left in my current rig that came from the junky HP is the hdd and optical drive. Building computers is effin' fun.


So here's my question: I got a Phenom II X4 955 BE on a ASRock A790GMH that has a 4 pin CPU power connection. I wanted to upgrade to DDR 3 memory and also just cuz I felt like getting a new mobo so i got the sabertooth 990X.

I know that the 990X mobo has a 8 pin CPU power connection and I was wondering if I should use my power supply's 4 pin or 8 pin connector?

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December 5, 2011 10:45:45 PM

Use the 8 pin. It will provide extra amp carrying capacity if the CPU needs it.
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December 6, 2011 2:03:09 AM

clutchc said:
Use the 8 pin. It will provide extra amp carrying capacity if the CPU needs it.

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December 6, 2011 2:09:48 AM

I had a feeling the 8 pin connector would be fine. I just didn't want to f*** up my build with a stupid mistake haha. Needless to say I'm excited to finish the long term build I've been working on.

I'm getting ready to rebuild my rig with the following parts:

ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX

4 gig of G.Skill DDR3 1600

Cooler Master Hyper 212

Windows 7 64bit
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December 6, 2011 5:08:05 PM

Those are all good choices. The Phenom II X4 955BE, while getting a bit long in the tooth, is still a powerful quad core for gaming. And it can be easily OC'd by upping the multiplier if you do nothing else. I had a Phenom II X2 555BE that I was able to unlock to a Phenom II X4 955. And was able to get it to a stable 3.6GHZ by doing nothing more than upping the multiplier. Didn't even have to mess with the voltage.
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December 16, 2011 9:15:26 PM

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