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I have a mobo with an 8 pin CPU, and PSU with 4 pin, I know its fine to just connect the 4, but I want to learn, what happens if I connect all 8? Better OCing?

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Just supplies extra power to CPU. You shouldn't be overclocking at all if you don't have the extra 4 pins.

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Just supplies extra power to CPU. You shouldn't be overclocking at all if you don't have the extra 4 pins.
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I see. Thanks. I will be getting a new PSU soon. But I shouldn't oc at all with 4 pin? Could I buy a 4 pin to 8 pin and oc?
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It's one of those things that it'll work, but don't push it? I would look into upgrading the PSU to get an 8pin 12v connector.
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Just supplies extra power to CPU. You shouldn't be overclocking at all if you don't have the extra 4 pins.
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I see. Thanks. I will be getting a new PSU soon. But I shouldn't oc at all with 4 pin? Could I buy a 4 pin to 8 pin and oc?

I wouldn't use a 4 to 8 pin adapter because your PSU can provide enough power to support an 8 pin thats why it has a 4 pin. I'd definitely get a new PSU before overclocking
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It's one of those things that it'll work, but don't push it? I would look into upgrading the PSU to get an 8pin 12v connector.

i will soon. Could I overclock amd 965 from 3.4 to 3.6 same volts on 4 pin? I have gigabyte 990fxaud3. Which I heard has good oc power. biggrin.gif
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I forgot to say the my Psu has 2 of the 4 pins. 4+4 will work right?
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Kind of an odd ball question, but what if you used 2 PSU's (both have a single 4 pin connector) and plugged both 4 pin connectors in the motherboard?
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