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Hi, stupid noob question but I just received this MoBo today and was wondering about the ATX power connector. The motherboard has an 8 pin with 4 covered with a black sleeve but my PSU only has a 4 pin. Would it be okay to simply just use the 4 pin or am I forced to upgrade my PSU which I don't have the cash for right now, lol!
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post #2 of 7
Yes it will work, but I wouldn't oc it until you get an 8 pin power connection.
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post #3 of 7
You can use eighter 4 pin or 8 pin connector. You good to go with 4 pin
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Excellent, thanks for answering! One more thing, just a follow-up question to what dixson said. I should wait and upgrade my PSU before I start overclocking?
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Originally Posted by DaJinx View Post
Excellent, thanks for answering! One more thing, just a follow-up question to what dixson said. I should wait and upgrade my PSU before I start overclocking?
Most 4 pin connection has a very bad Vdrop under load.
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post #6 of 7
I'd wait 'till you got an 8 pin one untill you OC. Or there might be a Molex adapter?
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post #7 of 7
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I see, thanks alot guys! I'm working on getting a new PSU.
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