4pin ATX12v and 8pin EPS connector
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December 5, 2007, 05:30 PM
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I've been using the 4pin ATx12vconnector on my old GameXstream 600w on the ASUS P5KE MB.
In the MB manual it says you plug either a 4pin ATX12v OR an 8pin EPS. You have to remove a cap for the EPS.
Could I damage the MB leaving the 4pin ATX powering it rather than the EPS despite what the manual says? It seems stable enough.
Havent installed my new psu yet.
4pin is perfectly fine if you aren't overclocking or demanding much from your system. If you are overclocking or plan to overclocking using the 8pin EPS will give you (from what I've read) better and more steady voltage.
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