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1Can I use a 8 pin in a 4 pin motherboard?
2Do I need the 8 and 4 pin on my motherboard?
3Is 8 pin enough for CPU?
4Is 4 pins enough for CPU?
5Is 8 pin enough for GPU?
For example, the GeForce RTX 3060 from NVIDIA has both types of connectors. As a result, it has a maximum power consumption of 170 watts.
In some rare cases, the GPU will even have two 8-pin connectors. We get a total of 375 watts, which is a large number. In addition, you’ll still need to control the CPU (another key energy consumer) and the remainder of your PC’s components.
In even rarer cases, enthusiast GPUs need three 8-pin connectors. These are usually the manufacturers’ top-end models built to ensure the highest degree of cooling and overclocking. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z is an example of such a GPU.
In any case, it’s safe to say that your machine will be properly fueled with a 650 watt PSU. However, if you’re building a gaming machine with an RTX 3080/3090 or want to future-proof it (which is almost impossible), you should opt for a more robust PSU.
6Do I need both the 8 pin and 4 pin CPU power plug for my MSI b450 Pro Carbon?
7Does Ryzen 5900x need extra 4 pin?
8What are the 4 pins on a motherboard for?
Pinout of ATX (ATX) Wikimedia Commons Below is the complete pinout table for the ATX 4-pin (2×2) 12V power connector as of Version 2.2 of the ATX Specification (PDF).
If you’re using this pinout table to measure power supply voltages, be aware that the voltages must be within ATX approved tolerances.
9Is 8-pin CPU same as PCIe?
10Does GPU need both 6 and 8-pin?
If it’s a mid-range GPU, it will come with either dual 6-pin connectors or, alternatively, a single 8-pin one.
The more power you’ll need to have the higher the product stack you choose, the more power you’ll need.
11How many pins does a CPU need?
12Do CPU pins break easily?
If a pin breaks off, try a pinout diagram of your CPU to see if the pin is a dummy pin or one that is otherwise insignificant. If so, consider yourself lucky and install your CPU as you normally would.
This article uses an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, but the procedure applies to all pin grid array (PGA) CPUs, including all AMD AM2, AM3, AM3, and AM4 socket CPUs.
13How fragile are CPU pins?
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