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Question GA-X48-DQ6 question

Mahzinho

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People, finally I decided and found a good priced X48 for upgrade my system. Only have 1 problem: it has 2x 12v for connect with 4 pin each and my PSU { Gigabyte PW400 } has 2x 12v too with 4 pin x 2, but I read on the manual it's better if you use an Extreme CPU with TDP >= 130w, since I am using and will be using in the new board the Q9300 that's 95w TDP, should I put the dual connectors or only 1? If I put the two I also believe will bring more stability, since it's written on the manual too, but if my CPU isn't >= 130w won't fry the CPU and bring the mainboard to failure too or should I really use the dual connectors? Thank you!
 

sdifox

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Connecting more power to the mb will not cause your mb to fail. What gpu are you running? 400w psu is kind of on low side.
 

aigomorla

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if the 2 x 4pin your talking about is the top right connector shown here:
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Go ahead and use both 4 pins.
The board will only draw power as required, so having the extra 4 pin is a failover for intense overclocking.
If your not overclocking it wont matter, i would still connect it, as it will make wiring nicer instead of having a 4 pin dangle unused.

Intel has phased out of using just a single 4 pin unless its real low power systems.
But under most conditions all mid range and up boards on intel use the full 8 pin now which is 2 x 4 pin and some go even more then that with 2 x 8 pins for intense overclocking.
 
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Mahzinho

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if the 2 x 4pin your talking about is the top right connector shown here:
View attachment 44775

Go ahead and use both 4 pins.
The board will only draw power as required, so having the extra 4 pin is a failover for intense overclocking.
If your not overclocking it wont matter, i would still connect it, as it will make wiring nicer instead of having a 4 pin dangle unused.

Intel has phased out of using just a single 4 pin unless its real low power systems.
But under most conditions all mid range and up boards on intel use the full 8 pin now which is 2 x 4 pin and some go even more then that with 2 x 8 pins for intense overclocking.
thanks!
 

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