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Motherboards EVGA P55 Cheesecake double CPU power connector?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Synay, 15 Mar 2010.

  1. Synay

    Synay New Member

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    I just got myself a nice P55 EVGA ForTheWin motherboard as as a part of my 2 upgrades I'm making (i5 and i7). I noticed it has two 8-pin power connectors :eeek:
    What the heck?! My Corsair HX 850W has only one cable that ends like that. How do I connect the other one?

    Help...:worried:
     
  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    See the manual, does it 100% require both connected? Might be just to help with exxxxtreme overclocking.
     
  3. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    just connect the 8 pin power to the 8pin socket which says 1 next to it the second one is for extreme overclocking you don't really need it tbh
     
  4. Synay

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    Thanks guys. Indeed, there is no need for both of them to be connected, but I do plan to overclock as far as I can. With Corsair H50 cooling unit my goal is to get stable 4GHz+. It should still take less then 300W though, right? That is how much one 8-pin connector can supply. Anyone had any experiences with how much power i7 860 oc'd to 4GHz can draw?
     
  5. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Without actual knowledge on the particular board I'd still say the dual connectors are only required with LN2 and phase change. If you push 300 W into the H50, the whole pump/block is quite likely to melt.
     
  6. Synay

    Synay New Member

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    Thanks a lot.

    Update:

    If I ever need it, I just found this baby: Akasa PCI-E to ATX12V Cable Adapter.
     
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