8-pin vs. 4-pin


I have a FX-6300 Cpu, and I was just wondering if a 4-pin 12v Cpu connecter could handle a 4.5 ghz overclock.
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  1. Use the full 8-pin connector or attach the extra 4-pin if that's how it's configured.
  2. I would think it would be best to use the full 8 pins as 4 pins would put too much power through those 4 pins
  3. The motherboard only has 4-pins.
  4. what is the make and model of the motherboard?
  5. If OCed CPU does not go above 120 Watts then 4 pins are OK.
    the additional 4 pins (8 Pins) were added to ork with CPUs > 120 watts.
    It is NOT the wirig, it is the number of contact, with 8 contacts the current is spred out and reduces the IsqR loss per contact and also the Heat dissipated at the contact.

    at 120 watts, The current per connector is about 5 Amps for 4 pin connector, for 8 pins that is only 2.5Amps per connector.

    Bottom line, your CPU is listed as 95 watts, OC, you would not want to push over 120 watts anyway - so 4 pin should be fine.
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