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CPU 4pin vs 8pin

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Hello there. After last nights events, I indulged in an asrock p67 extreme 4 gen 3 board. After reviewing the board, I notices it has an 8 pin CPU connector and my 850w psu only has a 4 pin CPU connector. I have a 600w running my 955BE and 8800gts sli but I plan to invest in another 480 and don't think 600w will cut it. Will the board run with a 4 pin? If so, how will it effect the CPU Overclock and stability?
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You need the 8 pin to power the CPU and the power phases around it, 4 pin wont cut it.

Edit: I assume this is your PSU? http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Produc...S=1207&ID=1510

If so you have an 8 pin.
Edited by XAslanX - 10/12/11 at 2:18pm
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If the link is correct to what you have then you do have a 8pin connector and it should run the additional 480 gpu just fine.
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Haha found it on the same wire as the 4 pin CPU power. Thanks for the help.

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