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Question 4 pin vs 8 pin connector

Jun 15, 2020
Hi, my name is Matthew and I recently purchased an Asus am4 x570 plus motherboard. As I was installing it, I ran into a problem with the 8-pin connector. The motherboard has an 8 pin along with a 4 pin connector right beside it. However, my PSU only has an 8 pin. Is it fine if I only plug in the 8 pin that I have and just leave the 4 pin empty?


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in the manual page 1-15
" DO NOT connect the 4-pin power plug only, the motherboard may overheat under heavy usage.• Ensure to connect the 8-pin power plug, or both the 8-pin and 4-pin power plugs. "

you need at least the 8-pin to run, you NEED the 8-pin and the 4-pin to overclock. it fine but keep the CPU at stock, you can use the XMP or OCP to OC the RAM, just not the CPU cores.