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I am building a rig that will be on part time, no overclock. I will be using a bloodiron and intel celeron D 360(single core, 3.46ghz). Will it matter if I use a 20pin and a 4 pin P4 connector with this setup, or do I need to have the 24pin and 8pin cpu plug?
 

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You wouldn't need the 8 pin plugged in, but not entirely sure about the 24 pin. Though I think you also wouldn't need it.
 

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In my setup I use a 4pin in my 8pin mobo slot and it works fine. I think you may need the 24 pin however.
 

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my second rig has a Phenom that`s OC`ed and a 9800GT that OC`ed for folding,
and that`s running stable with a 20pin and a 4 pin. so i think you will be safe
 

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I know if I was overclocking or a high Watt cpu I know I would need them, but with stock running I just don't know.
 

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24-pin powers the the motherboard.

4-pin AUX powers the CPU.

8-pin EPS powers the CPU but is only needed for high-end or power-hungry ones.
 

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Well what leads me to ask, is that I had an old machine 754 socket, that had the ability to have a 24pin but from the factory only had a 20 pin plugged in.
 

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Well what leads me to ask, is that I had an old machine 754 socket, that had the ability to have a 24pin but from the factory only had a 20 pin plugged in.
THe older ATX spec used 20-pin. Later mobos need more power so out came the 24-pin spec. The 4 additional pins are +12v, +5v, +3.3v and GND. Most current motherboards can still run on the 20-pin.
 

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If I was going to run up to date equipment I wouldn't even ask this. I have a gigabyte p35-ds3l and a bloodiron I could pick either for this rig.
 
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