MSI X470 Gaming Plus, socket AM4

jonathanvw

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Hello,

I own a MSI motherboard and is was wondering if it necessary to connect the 2 power connections at the mobo?
I have a CPU_PWR1 connection (8pin) and a CPU_PWR2 connection (4pin).
Currently i only have connnected the CPU_PWR1 (8pin) connection.
Do i need to connect the PWR2 (4pin) connection also?
I can't find this in the manual if it also needs to be connected...
As i mentioned it's currently connected with the PWR1 (8pin) and it's working, but i don't know if this could creat any sort of problems?

This is the setup i use;

Motherboard: MSI X470 Gaming PLUS
Processor: AMD 2700x 3.7 Ghz ~ OC 4.2 Ghz WC be quit! Silent loop 360mm
GPU: GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE 8G
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3000 LPX
SSD: 500 GB Samsung EVO 850
Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Case: Corsair Graphite 780T
PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000G2 (80PLUS Gold)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Cherry MX Red
Mouse: Steelseries rival 300 black
Mousepad: Corsair
Monitor: Asus MG278Q 144Hz 2560 x 1440
Monitor 2: BenQ XL2720T 120Hz 1920x1080

Grtz
Jonathan


 

stevenjemint

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The additional 4 PIN connector is for extra power, so if you are not overclocking or running more than 1 GPU then just using the 8 PIN will be fine.

However if you have the extra lead on your PSU i would advise you have it plugged in, so the extra power is there if they system needs it.
 

jonathanvw

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Thx for your asnwer, i will try to connect this cable then as i'm overclocking my cpu.
And as you mentioned then the power is there if needed!

Thx for the help Steven!
 

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