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CPU 4 pin VS 8 pin

Poll Results: Off topic but which brand do you prefer for m-atx boards?

 
  • 27% (3)
    MSI 890GX G65
  • 72% (8)
    Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3
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post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
I was just wondering

how much would it affect a 1055T in terms of overclocking?
post #2 of 33
You should go for the 8-Pin, it supplies more power.
post #3 of 33
not more power - but ability to provide more power.
8pin = ~300w
4pin = ~150w (i assume)

pretty much - if you have the option - 8pin
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post #4 of 33
I'm unsure how much it would affect it.You may do just as well or even better with the 4 pin.But I too would suggest 8 pin.
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post #5 of 33
Most good quality power supplies come with an 8 pin connector nowadays. If you aint going to run phase or better cooling and throw real big voltages at your cpu for extreme overclocks then the 4 pin should suffice. But the 8 pin is better.
post #6 of 33
Thread Starter 
hmmm cause I'm thinking of getting the MSI 890GX G65 mobo, but it only has a 4pin CPU connector, the other alternative is the Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H which has a 8pin CPU connector but lacks the Mosfets cooling and only has 1x PCIE x16 lane while the MSI board has 2x PCIE x16 lanes (or x8x8 configuration)
post #7 of 33
look at the slightly better gigabyte boards - the UD3 series etc
I'd prefer Gigabyte over MSI either way though.
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post #8 of 33
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Originally Posted by scottath View Post
look at the slightly better gigabyte boards - the UD3 series etc
I'd prefer Gigabyte over MSI either way though.
has to be M-ATX, otherwise i'll be getting the the UD3 or better series
post #9 of 33
pretty much none of Gigabytes AMD range has mosfet heatsinks - weird......
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post #10 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scottath View Post
pretty much none of Gigabytes AMD range has mosfet heatsinks - weird......
i agree, i'm thinking why would they skimp out on mosfet heatsinks

only the MSI board has the most features with proper cooling for AM3 M-ATX motherboards.......off topic: what would you choose?
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