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Old January 19, 2013, 05:59 PM
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It just depends on the board design. Realistically the 4 pin can supply enough power for a CPU, but the 8 pin COULD supply more power if it was required. It would reduce the amperage being drawn through the each wire to allow for a more clean power if you had a very high power draw.
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