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Should a 4 pin power connector be used for a i5 3570K?

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July 24, 2012 12:17:32 PM

My friend's 700w psu was a DOA.Now he is running a 460W (backup) power supply which has only 4 pins for the CPU.He is running a GTX 670SC , i5 3570K,2 HDDs.Amazingly His system is running fine and he tells me it won't be a problem unless he overclocks.Is it true?
a b ) Power supply
July 24, 2012 12:31:09 PM

He's correct. The proof is that his system runs fine.
a b ) Power supply
July 24, 2012 12:38:16 PM

Its fine to run on 4 pin.

Its even in manual, it tells you what 4 pin holes to use.

4pin generally is on older PSU's. Or lower than 500W nowadays.
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July 24, 2012 1:22:05 PM

nikorr said:
Its fine to run on 4 pin.

Its even in manual, it tells you what 4 pin holes to use.

4pin generally is on older PSU's. Or lower than 500W nowadays.


yeah It was from his q 6600 rig
July 24, 2012 1:23:43 PM

Is this recommended?Is it ok to game on a 460w psu on a gtx 670
July 24, 2012 2:21:22 PM

Well I recommened at least a good 550W for that sytem... he might be running on a 460W now.. but sooner or later it wont handle and the PSU will go out.

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July 24, 2012 2:24:09 PM
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He can run on 430W, if the PSU is quality one.

550W is fine.
July 24, 2012 9:43:16 PM

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