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post #1 of 56
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My build
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/MirthlessSmile/saved/46Wn

My two questions:

1: Are the 20+4 Pin and the 4+4=8 Pinouts the same?
Or are these supposed to be hooked up in conjunction? 20-4 Pin and the 4+4 Pinout?

2: Am I able to update the Bios and Install the OS/drivers with the GPU plugged in?
post #2 of 56
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My build
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/MirthlessSmile/saved/46Wn

My two questions:

1: Are the 20+4 Pin and the 4+4=8 Pinouts the same?
Or are these supposed to be hooked up in conjunction? 20-4 Pin and the 4+4 Pinout?

2: Am I able to update the Bios and Install the OS/drivers with the GPU plugged in?

1. Same as what? The 12v mobo header, 4pin on older ones, 8pin doesn't/can't replace the 24pin mobo cable in anyway if that's what you're getting at.

2. Yeah, if you want to see what you're doing, lol.
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post #3 of 56
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ok I guess What Im saying is: The eight pin in the top left of the mobo;
Does it work in conjunction with the 24 pin on the right?

Do I use 20 Pins and leave off the 4 pin oand just use the eight in the top left or plug all of them in? LOL?
Im such a noob.doh.gif
post #4 of 56
The 8 pin is for the cpu power. Use both.
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The 8 pin is for the cpu power. Use both.
And plug 20+4 in as well?
post #6 of 56
Yes
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post #7 of 56
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one more quick question:
I have a SSD, a HDD, and a Blu-Ray drive.
What should I plug into?
The gold vs black SATA?
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And plug 20+4 in as well?

That powers everything else, so yep. thumb.gif
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one more quick question:
I have a SSD, a HDD, and a Blu-Ray drive.
What should I plug into?
The gold vs black SATA?

I have no idea on that mobo, probably best to read your manual and work out which is number 1, that's where you want your SSD so that the OS installs on it by default.
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one more quick question:
I have a SSD, a HDD, and a Blu-Ray drive.
What should I plug into?
The gold vs black SATA?

Populate ALL the gold ones first. These are all Intel SATA 6gb/s ports with some raid support. They are the best, hands down.
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