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2017/10/06 07:06:23 (permalink)
Hi Guys,
 
So I recently bought a new motherboard which happens to have an 8 pin and a 4 pin ATX CPU Power connectors. However my corsair RM650 has only one such 8 pin connector and NOT the additional 4 pin. I have paired it with an i7 6700K. So the question here is will it work if I use just the 8 pin connector?
 
Thanks in advance.

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    Valtrius Malleus
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 07:12:31 (permalink)
    Yes but overclocking it might make it unstable. It might not. Depends on how much power it tries to draw.
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 07:14:27 (permalink)
    Valtrius Malleus
    Yes but overclocking it might make it unstable. It might not. Depends on how much power it tries to draw.


    Thanks mate. Is there any alternative to this other than changing the power supply?

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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 07:23:44 (permalink)
    You can buy a molex to 4 pin CPU adaptor but that might just be worse than leaving it out.
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 07:32:48 (permalink)
    You should use a PSU with Two EPS Connectors, most are 8-Pin that are made up of 2 4-Pin.
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 12:01:32 (permalink)
    Yes, it will work fine. Overclocking won't be a problem either...
     

     
    Note: A single 8-pin can support up to 288w alone.

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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 12:02:15 (permalink)
    Moving thread to general hardware sub-section.
     

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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 12:56:19 (permalink)
    Sajin
    Yes, it will work fine. Overclocking won't be a problem either...
     

     
    Note: A single 8-pin can support up to 288w alone.


    It can actually support more power than that by wire gauge but I def wouldn't want to put that much juice through the lead pins though. I think the resistance they would cause would melt everything since they are just hollow little fingers. Would be a interesting experiment if anyone wants to try it?!?!!?

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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 14:28:25 (permalink)
    it will be fine, unless you start getting crazy high clocks. my x58 with a 6 core xeon has just one 8 pin connected and is fine

                                   
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 14:32:56 (permalink)
    Sajin
    Moving thread to general hardware sub-section.
     


    Thanks mate. Sorry I didn't notice I was posting it under Graphics Card Section. 

    Brain: Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.6 GHz
    Cooler: Corsair H100i
    Motherboard: MSI Enthusiast Z270 Gaming M7
    Memory: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @2400 MHz
    GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 @ 2114 MHz
    Display: ViewSonic VX2250 Full HD
    Boot Drive: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
    Mass Storage: 3 x 7200 RPM Mechanical Hard Drives
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 14:36:47 (permalink)
    quadlatte
    it will be fine, unless you start getting crazy high clocks. my x58 with a 6 core xeon has just one 8 pin connected and is fine


    Good to hear that. Because Corsair PSU costs are crazy high.  Planning to OC my 6700k to 4.6. I hope the mobo can take it :D
     
    PS: I own a Z270 GAMING M7 from MSI and an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2.

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    Cooler: Corsair H100i
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    Memory: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @2400 MHz
    GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 @ 2114 MHz
    Display: ViewSonic VX2250 Full HD
    Boot Drive: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 14:38:59 (permalink)
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    quadlatte
    it will be fine, unless you start getting crazy high clocks. my x58 with a 6 core xeon has just one 8 pin connected and is fine


    Good to hear that. Because Corsair PSU costs are crazy high.  Planning to OC my 6700k to 4.6. I hope the mobo can take it :D
     
    PS: I own a Z270 GAMING M7 from MSI and an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2.


    you should be fine at 4.6, much higher then i would think about that second connector.

                                   
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 14:42:03 (permalink)
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    quadlatte
    it will be fine, unless you start getting crazy high clocks. my x58 with a 6 core xeon has just one 8 pin connected and is fine


    Good to hear that. Because Corsair PSU costs are crazy high.  Planning to OC my 6700k to 4.6. I hope the mobo can take it :D
     
    PS: I own a Z270 GAMING M7 from MSI and an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2.


    you should be fine at 4.6, much higher then i would think about that second connector.




    Okay. I will get a new PSU later but don't know if the 6700K will be stable beyond 4.6 anyway. 

    Brain: Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.6 GHz
    Cooler: Corsair H100i
    Motherboard: MSI Enthusiast Z270 Gaming M7
    Memory: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @2400 MHz
    GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 @ 2114 MHz
    Display: ViewSonic VX2250 Full HD
    Boot Drive: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
    Mass Storage: 3 x 7200 RPM Mechanical Hard Drives
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 15:03:34 (permalink)
    kbhushan
    quadlatte
    it will be fine, unless you start getting crazy high clocks. my x58 with a 6 core xeon has just one 8 pin connected and is fine


    Good to hear that. Because Corsair PSU costs are crazy high.  Planning to OC my 6700k to 4.6. I hope the mobo can take it :D
     
    PS: I own a Z270 GAMING M7 from MSI and an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2.




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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 15:06:15 (permalink)
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    quadlatte
    it will be fine, unless you start getting crazy high clocks. my x58 with a 6 core xeon has just one 8 pin connected and is fine


    Good to hear that. Because Corsair PSU costs are crazy high.  Planning to OC my 6700k to 4.6. I hope the mobo can take it :D
     
    PS: I own a Z270 GAMING M7 from MSI and an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2.




    All the more reason to get a EVGA PSU.


    Hmmm... Will give EVGA a try this time.

    Brain: Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.6 GHz
    Cooler: Corsair H100i
    Motherboard: MSI Enthusiast Z270 Gaming M7
    Memory: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @2400 MHz
    GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 @ 2114 MHz
    Display: ViewSonic VX2250 Full HD
    Boot Drive: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
    Mass Storage: 3 x 7200 RPM Mechanical Hard Drives
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    Re: 8 pin ATX connector and 4 pin ATX connector 2017/10/06 16:00:15 (permalink)
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    quadlatte
    it will be fine, unless you start getting crazy high clocks. my x58 with a 6 core xeon has just one 8 pin connected and is fine


    Good to hear that. Because Corsair PSU costs are crazy high.  Planning to OC my 6700k to 4.6. I hope the mobo can take it :D
     
    PS: I own a Z270 GAMING M7 from MSI and an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2.




    All the more reason to get a EVGA PSU.




    Is your 6700K stable at 4.8 GHz?

    Brain: Intel Core i7 6700K @ 4.6 GHz
    Cooler: Corsair H100i
    Motherboard: MSI Enthusiast Z270 Gaming M7
    Memory: 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @2400 MHz
    GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 @ 2114 MHz
    Display: ViewSonic VX2250 Full HD
    Boot Drive: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
    Mass Storage: 3 x 7200 RPM Mechanical Hard Drives
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