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4-pin or 8-pin ATX connector?

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hi guys,

like said in the headings, should i get a mobo with 4 or 8 pins CPU power connector? and what exactly is the difference between the two
btw i will only be doing some average overclocking, maybe oc my 2500k to 4.5ghz max

plz help
post #2 of 7
8pin imo since I think you can run more power through 8 pins
oh and 8pin should be standard now
also look into the VRMs but i`m not sure if intel has VRM issues like amd
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It is not AMD that has VRM issues, too many people try Overclocking CPU's on boards with low quality or heat sink-less VRMs. AMD boards by MSI just have a very bad rep for these reasons.

Just get a board with good VRM cooling and you won't have this problem.

As far as I am aware, the advantage of an 8 pin CPU power connector is that it can deliver more Current/Wattage more safely.

8 pin is pretty much the standard nowadays, so I'd go with that.
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Can you even find a 1155 socket mobo with a 4 pin ATX?


EDIT:
well I guess you can if you go with the H61 chipset,but you really don't want to do that do you? Those boards are not designed for overclocking. If you can tell us where you are buying from we can help you pick a decent board.
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post #6 of 7
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U can find lots of mobo with 4-pin, such as Gigahyte z68 d3h, z77 d3h
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This question has been in my mind since some day now. Check this AMD mATX mobo with a 8 PIN connector:

http://www.gigabyte.in/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4305#ov

This is not a high-end mobo and has a 8 pin thingy.rolleyes.gif

Now this is mid-range mobo and looks like this one should have an 8 pin but this one only has a 4 pin which is weird because this board supports crossfire!

http://www.gigabyte.in/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4146#ov
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