1Do I need both 8 pin CPU power connector?
Basically, if you have two on your PSU, you may as well plug it in as soon as possible, but don’t be concerned if the board has dual 8-pins, but your PSU only has 1.
However, do check your manual to see if they recommend which connector should be plugged in first. On my Unify-X, I have dual 8-pins, and it makes no difference which I use, but it never hurts to know. So:
2Do I need both CPU power slots?
3Do I need both the 8 pin and 4 pin CPU power plug?
4How many pins does the i9 12900k need?
5Do I need both the 8 pin and 4 pin CPU power plug for my MSI b450 Pro Carbon?
6Do I need to plug in the extra 4 pin CPU power?
7Can I use a 4 pin in a 8 pin motherboard?
8Is 8 pin enough for Ryzen 9 5900x?
I have a 220W 20 + 4 pin ITX PSU that i use for testing purposes on occasion, and i’ve never had it fail to post on 24/8+4 systems.
9Do I need to connect both ATX 12V?
10Does Ryzen 5900x need extra 4 pin?
11Can I use PCIe cable for CPU power?
You’ll have to deal with various types of cables when building a desktop. Since they all have different types of construction, different brands of cable are used for different purposes. For example, the SATA cable is used to wire the motherboard and the HDD.
However, there are two similar-looking cables: the PCI-e 8pin or 6+2 pin, as well as the EPS cable. They look exactly the same. You can’t tell if there are no markings in the cable head.
The PCI-e connector has three 12V lines and five ground lines. On the other hand, the CPU power connector has 4 12V lines and four ground lines. So there is a direct shortage of 12V. So, if you’re trying to connect the PCI-e cable to the EPS slot, then you’ll connect a Ground line in the 12V line.
So if you do this, the CPU will not be able to respond in the majority of cases.
12How much power does 8-pin CPU provide?
13Is an i9 overkill for gaming?
14What power supply do I need for i9-12900K?
The be quiet! The Dark Power Pro 12 can handle up to 1200W of incredibly fast 80 Plus Titanium-rated performance, ready for any GPU you choose to pair with the Core i9-12900K Alder Lake chip.
15How can I boost my i9-12900K?
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