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8 PIN power connector?

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Do I need a PSU with an 8 Pin on it? Anyone know any good PSU's with an 8pin but not too expensive?
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Most PSU's come with an double head cable that has two 4 pins that could be used as an 8 pin depending on your mobo.

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for mobo or video?
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some motherboards such as the one in my sig have an 8-pin connector however will only boot with a 4 pin, depends on the power draw of the system I would imagine it can detect the cpu and know if it needs an 8-pin or a 4-pin, not sure just speculation.
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my mobo had a lil cap covering 4 of the 8 , 4 worked , took it off and tryed the 8 pin connector and that worked too, spoze it may vary mobo to mobo tho
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If you have an 8pin connector on your mobo and your PSU has an 8pin connector, use all 8 pins, helps provide stable power to the CPU
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post #8 of 8
may as well get the 8 pin.

It willlast londer and povide more stability
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