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If your PSU has a 4-pin adapter chances are you can plug it into the left 4 or right 4 pins of an 8-pin EPS slot and it will work.  Most EPS slots are designed to be backward compatible in such way.  EPS doesn't really become necessary until you are trying to push more than 200W or so of power I think.  The FX-4100 shouldn't ever breach that.

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If your PSU has a 4-pin adapter chances are you can plug it into the left 4 or right 4 pins of an 8-pin EPS slot and it will work.
will it be ok to use a 8-to-4 pin connector that i have anyway? i realize this allows only one 12v rail to power 8pins.
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Most EPS slots are designed to be backward compatible in such way.  EPS doesn't really become necessary until you are trying to push more than 200W or so of power I think.  The FX-4100 shouldn't ever breach that.
200W total system or just the CPU?

don't take this the wrong way but i would wnat to confirm this with PSU experts.

if it acutally pulls more than 200W i would wonder if this 4 Pin + LP4 to 8 Pin connector would do the job since it would allow me to use two 12V rails to power the 8pin instead of one 12V rail.

worst case is
i'd have to get a new better psu that has 8-pin cpu power connector...

[i'm gonna split this thread to psu forum...]

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EPS doesn't really become necessary until you are trying to push more than 200W or so of power I think.  The FX-4100 shouldn't ever breach that.
how do you know this on overclock for everyday usage?

here is a chart that is on stock

700
Edited by Stealth3si - 2/11/12 at 10:52pm
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Do you already have the FX 4100? Microcenter is running FX4100 + free board for $99 for their February in store sale. Not the best board but its a good deal together with the chip.
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Gigabyte ga-970a-ud3 (free thus month at microcenter if u buy an 8120)
8+2 power phase
Decent for overclocking
Standard BIOS (not UEFI)
AM3+ socket
Supports Upto 1866mhz ram (2000mhz overclock)
$109.99
2 pci-e 2.0 x 16 (no sli or crossfire)
6 ports SATA 6gb/s
4 memory slots (buy in sets/kits, don't buy individual sticks)
32gb max memory (8 gb per slot)
8 usb 2.0 headers
2 usb 3.0 headers

I have one with my 8120. Good solid board. Nothing fancy, but it has everything you will probably need and then some. As long as you don't want to go sli or crossfire.

Overclocks well, but I personally wouldn't push it too high with overclocking, just because its not really made for pushing 5ghz. 4-4.4 SHOULD be okay tho. U am only going for 4-4.2ghz with a 2400mhz fsb just please make sure you have good airflow. I am using an old server case from the 1990s with 6 yate loon fans (120mm d12sh-12 88cfm). Help keep the nb cool. What kinda CPU cooler are you using? I am using a CM 212+ that's why I am not pushing it too high. I hear people recommend keeping your temps under 50c for 24/7 usage. If you are going to do f@h, then I really recommend a decent cooler. 212+ is only $30 ($20 after rebate at micro center right now). By no means am I an experienced overclocker or know everything about this stuff, just speaking from experience and research. The 212+ isn't the best, but its by far the best bang for your buck. Noctua d14 or d12 (can't remember what it is) is what seems to be the most popular for air cooling. But it cost a lot more than the 212+ or 212 EVO

Best budget board in my eyes is the gigabyte 970ud3 (do not get the d3, make sure its ud3)
Best budget cooler for CPU is Coolermaster 212+

Thats just my opinion
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as you've probably noticed, I've decided to get the Asus M5A88-V Evo. I went to the download page of Asus website and I'm interested in downloading a few utilities. Can someone tell me what they're suppose to do and if they're worth using?

ASUS AI Suite V1.06.22
ASUS TurboV EVO 1.02.35
ASUS EPU V1.02.22
AMD OverDrive Utility
ASUS Update V7.18.03
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