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Old November 23, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Hi,
This is my next board with AMD IIX3 340 with 4GB Ram. Posting because i am wondering why this board has an 8 pin psu connector?
Afaik the 8 pin is only present in high-end ocing boards?
I like the 8 pin but was wondering why this cheap board has one! (I like the 8 pin but i wonder why this crossfire ready mobo doensot have one:

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-H77-DS3H (rev. 1.0)
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Old December 5, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Got the following on 2nd december 2012.
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA78LMT USB3
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Old December 5, 2012, 11:34 AM
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8 pin isn't just for overclocking. 8 pin can be used to provide more power to a motherboard to provide better voltage stability and yes helps with the OC ability of the board as well.
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Old December 13, 2012, 03:22 AM
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8 pin isn't just for overclocking. 8 pin can be used to provide more power to a motherboard to provide better voltage stability and yes helps with the OC ability of the board as well.
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