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hello ive recently started building my new rig which is a pentium I7 940 with an MSI x58 pro-e motherboard, im using an antec 850w signature series power supply as well. now im not too sure if the 8 pin ATX connector from the power supply needs to be used or the 4 pin ATX connector, the booklet for the cpu doesnt say and the motherboard manual doesnt tell you anything.i looked at the intel but cant find anything that i need to know thankyou for anyone who can help
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the motherboard manual doesnt tell you anything

Oh? Did you happen to notice page 2-11? :)
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in the motherboard manual the ATX instuctions are page 13 actually and it doesnt say if the 24 pin atx plug needs to use the 8 pin or the 4 pin connector for cpu? its an I7 940
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On the MSI download page for your motherboard located here: http://www.msi.com/i...mp;prod_no=1804, if I select the English version and open it to page 2-11 (as printed in the downloaded manual) it clearly shows using the 8-pin 12V CPU power connector.

Also note the 24-pin connector (not part of your original question) has nothing to do with the extra ATX 8-pin CPU connector - except both are explained on that same page 2-11.

If I pull down both the European and the Asian versions of your manual, and look on page En-13 of either manuals, I see the exact same illustrations and text that instructs to use the 8-pin connector.

So I don't know what manual you are looking at, but the ones for your motherboard on MSI's site is pretty clear. You use the 24-pin and the 8 pin.
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thanks for your help mate and sorry for wasting your time, i wasn't quite sure but have just checked up on the link you have posted which clarifies what your saying, cheers for steering me in the right direction mate.
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No problem and good luck.
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