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Poll Results: Is Sparkle 400W good enough for ASUS M5A88-V + FX-4100 + G.Skill DDR3 1600Mhz?

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  • 33% of voters (2)
    yes
  • 66% of voters (4)
    no
6 Total Votes  
post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Stealth3si View Post

I just confirmed with Sparkle Techs Support that only rail 2 goes to the 4-pin CPU connector, while rail 1 goes to everything else. thumb.gif

Just use that StarTech adapter and it will be fine. wink.gif
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post #22 of 40
Thread Starter 
i asked sparkle about what kind of PSU i have and if i can use it with that startech adapter and this is what he said:

Quote:
Thank you for choosing SPI Power Supply.

ATX-400PN-B204 is a multiple current limited(18A per rail) 12V design Power Supply. Please note that the maximum output wattage for both 12V rails are 348W.

You should be able to use the 4Pin to 8Pin converter for this power supply, given 400 Watts is sufficient for your system. Please try to use the primary 4pin connector for the converter instead of the extension.

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post #23 of 40
Thread Starter 
Would it be enough for overclocked Phenom II X6 1035T?
post #24 of 40
Yes.
post #25 of 40
i would not risk it redface.gif
post #26 of 40
Thread Starter 
is the CPU compatible with the ram?

is it also better than fx-4100 because i'll be simultaneously using multiple browsers and art programs.

and what's a good cpu cooler for it too? i.e., S93M? Hyper 212?
Edited by Stealth3si - 2/21/12 at 5:57pm
post #27 of 40
Yes it will, my old power supply was a 400w and I had a 1035t and oc'd 5750
post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by Stealth3si View Post

is the CPU compatible with the mobo and ram?
the board is am3+ and the CPU is am3.
is it also better than fx-4100 because i'll be simultaneously using multiple browsers and art programs.
Yes, yes and yes.
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what's a good cpu cooler for it too?
Thermalright HR-02 Macho is the cheapest good cooler right now.
post #29 of 40
Thread Starter 
hmm...thinking.gif

is having more cores w/ the 1035T better or is having a faster clock w/ the 4100 better with my application?

does win7 use multiple cores? six cores?

I'm using windows 7 64bit, ssd, and will be multi-tasking and simultaneously using FF, GC, IE, Paint.Net and Excel...
post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by Stealth3si View Post

hmm...thinking.gif
is having more cores w/ the 1035T better or is having a faster clock w/ the 4100 better with my application?
does win7 use multiple cores? six cores?
I'm using windows 7 64bit, ssd, and will be multi-tasking and simultaneously using FF, GC, IE, Paint.Net and Excel...

It's not that simple, the processors compared represent different architectures, performance scales differently with frequency... to give you a short answer, the 4100 is trash, the Thuban is better and it's the correct choice..
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