[SOLVED] CPU Power connection

Sep 15, 2019
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Hi everyone,
So my motherboard has an 8+4 pins connection for the CPU.
So I've connected the 8 pins (4+4) connector, but for the 4 pins connector, I only have a 4+4 pins connector again.
Should I connect the 4 pins and let the other 4 just hang?

Specs:
Asus ROG x570 Strix E-Gaming
5 3600
Seasonic Focus Gold 750W

Thanks
 

Wolfshadw

Titan
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As the manual states, you shouldn't ONLY plug in the 4-Pin EATX12V. This implies the 4-pin can (should) be connected as well as the 4+4pin. I would say that it SHOULD be connected if you intend to do any overclocking and MAY be connected if you do not.

-Wolf sends

Edit: Go ahead and leave the other 4-pin hanging.
 
Sep 15, 2019
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I'd think the two 4 pins connected to the 4+4 would be better than a single 4 pin...(In fact, page 1-19 of manual says '!DO NOT CONNECT ONLY THE 4 PIN, as mainboard may overheat..
I've already connected one 4+4 pins connector but there is space for one additional 4 pins connector
So 8+4 (4+4+4) in total
 

Wolfshadw

Titan
Moderator
As the manual states, you shouldn't ONLY plug in the 4-Pin EATX12V. This implies the 4-pin can (should) be connected as well as the 4+4pin. I would say that it SHOULD be connected if you intend to do any overclocking and MAY be connected if you do not.

-Wolf sends

Edit: Go ahead and leave the other 4-pin hanging.
 

OllympianGamer

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I've already connected one 4+4 pins connector but there is space for one additional 4 pins connector
So 8+4 (4+4+4) in total
In the manual it has the 24 and the 8 pin atx listed, points to the extra 4 pin as the same connector but doesnt list it. But if you go to chapter 1 section 9, page 19 it basically tells you what you need to know regarding the extra 4 pin.
 

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