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Windows 7: Mobo/CPU power cable ?

05 Dec 2009   #1

Win7 x64 Ult
Mobo/CPU power cable ?

I have a ASUS P6T mobo with a i7-950 CPU.The mobo has a 8 pin power cable connection for the CPU, but 4 of the pics are covers. Not 4 on one side, but 4 on one end.

I have the machine running, all is well, but I'm wondering if I should get an 8 pin cable and use that instead of the 4. I don't do any gaming or real heavy usage projects. A #2 pencil and a sheet of lined paper would do most of what I do.

I have looked on the ASUS forum but not found a positive answer one way or the other, maybe there isn't one.

I figured I'd post here since the knowledge level here seems to exceed any other forum.

Any info is appreciated.

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05 Dec 2009   #2


All eight are not normally needed unless you've fitted an Extreme Edition
CPU which requires considerably more power...
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05 Dec 2009   #3

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I assume you mean the 4 pin plug on the upper right of this picture:

Can you easily take off the covers over the other 4 pins, to reveal all 8?

I doubt if you would have any problem with that. You have a high powered PSU to go along with your high powered processor.

Does your PSU have a proper connector to connect to all 8 pins?

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05 Dec 2009   #4

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I can connect an 8 pin cable to the PSU - CPU, no problem

As Qdos mentioned, I don't have an Extreme CPU, so I probably don't need the 8 pin connection.

I need a wife to make these decisions for me.

Oh yeah, thanks for the replies.
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