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Okay, the motherboard I am planning to get has a 8 slot next to the cpu, but my PSU only has a 4 slot, is there any danger involved? I won't really have the money to shell out for another PSU when i get it.
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post #2 of 4
4 pin is fine unless your into extreme edition CPU's or extreme overclocking.

I also have an 8 pin connector but use only a 4.. If you have 8 it won't do you wrong but neither will just 4 for the +12v CPU connector.
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ah, cause itll have my 3800+ in it, good, thanks
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post #4 of 4
if you upgrade to a quad, there is a high chance you will need that other slot filled.
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