First , Thanks for your time regarding my question.
My mobo is gigabyte z170x gaming 3 .
2x crucial 4+4 g
I know mobo has 8 pin atx 12v , and that it's surely right to use it. My psu has 4+4 pin atx 12v , but the problem is one of these dual 4 pin was cut after being damaged .just the crimp was cut.
I 'm not willing to upgrade my psu for a while. It's healthy though , and provides sufficient power . I used it for 3 years with more power hungry build that had a 6 pin GTX gpu , 3 more HDD's and core2duo 65w that worked under heavy loads several consistent hours in many occasions. I mean 90% cpu load.
I assume that power consumption is similar if not less with 6700k as it's a more advanced architecture. ( power wise ) if I may call it.
Also , I've read and knew through googling that these extra 12v cables are intended mainly to provide more power to the cpu in a relative way to the load and usage to ensure stability and long term reliability and prevent crashes to cpu or PSU if power exceeded . and that one 4pin connector is needed to operate the cpu.
And that these pins are related to cpu TDP . the 4 pin atx connector can handle power up to 130~150 w. as the legacy core2 quad cpu of 130 TDP worked all with only one 4 pin connector . as I know 6700k is only 91 TDP.
and there are motherboards with only 4 pins or 8 pins or even with 12 pins . Like the extreme editions of motherboards. So it depends on usage , loads and the whole configuration of HW.
That is ; as I learnt , I's a total of what the parts consume and a matter of power consumption , overclocking and so.
I know I tell so many things , but because I don't like to damage any hw.
So my two questions are :
If I'm using it for a few months with mild work loads and the volts, temps and wattage are normal . and the system is stable ,
Am I doing any wrong to cpu or even the voltage regulators circuit on the mobo ?
My last question please , Is there any facts I talked about wrongly of what I said?
Thanks for your patience and time. I appreciate it.