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Inquiry about Pins (4+4 and 8pin EPS)

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So my motherboard has a 8pin slot for power but my psu has 4+4pin. It is currently running using only 1 4pin connector, but Im planning to change my processor to quad (Q8xxx or Q9xxx).

Can 1 4pin connector still handle it if I change my processor?
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post #2 of 5
if you plan on overclock your cpu i would plug both 4 pins in.
 
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post #3 of 5
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Yes, but I cant fit the other 4pin connector. Turns out that 4+4 pin is different from 8pin eps.
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post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by valiant View Post
Yes, but I cant fit the other 4pin connector. Turns out that 4+4 pin is different from 8pin eps.
It isn't, or at least it shouldn't be. 4+4-pin is meant to be compliant with both ATX12V and EPS12V.
post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
It isn't, or at least it shouldn't be. 4+4-pin is meant to be compliant with both ATX12V and EPS12V.
Agreed.
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CoolingOSMonitorPower
Stock pfsense Acer H233H Antec EarthWatts 430 
CaseAudio
custom onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 Lapped @ 3.4 GA-EP45-UD3R EVGA 9600GSO 384m 96SP 4G (2x2) Patriot Viper PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80g Maxtor, 320WDC. 320Seagate NEC ND-3550 & LiteOn CM Hyper 212+ w/PP Blademasters XP Pro SP3 
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