Incompatible Power Supply?
Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:42 AM
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:37 PM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:58 AM
Both connections should be made to avoid depriving the CPU of the 125W Thermal Design Power that it needs to function correctly, anything less and the CPU will labour and you will not get the benefit of the four cores, you would get away with using only 4 pins with the Energy Efficient AMD Phenom™ II X4 Processor as it has a 65W TDP requirement.
Just a FYI, one other possible scenario with 4 and 8 pin connections is using an 8 pin connection in a 4 pin ATX socket, it is perfectly safe to have the additional 4 pins overhanging as long as they do not interfere with anything else on the MB.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:06 AM
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