1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 16, 2011 2:12 PM by mechbob

    Does  I7-950 require 8 pins power conector?



      I have the folowing configuration:

      CPU: Intel BX80601950 Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz, socket 1366, 8MB, BOX ;
      MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Gigabyte X58A-UD3R, LGA1366;
      RAM: Kingston KVR1333D3N9K3/3G Kingston 3Gb DDR3 (kit 3x1Gb) Bus1333 CL9 Value RAM ;
      HDD: 1X WD WD5000KS WD 500Gb Caviar Blue 16Mb KS sATA2 ;
      1X  WD WD6400AAKS WD 640Gb Caviar Blue 16Mb KS sATA2 ;
      Corsair CMPSU-500CX Sursa ATX-500W Corsair CX500W, ATX2.2, ATX12V, 12V single rail, Quiet single-fan
      DVDRW: LG GH22NS50 DVD Writer LG GH22NS50 sATA Bulk ;



      My motherboard have 4-8 pin CPU power conectors. Write now I use only 4 pins power conectors from my Corsair PSU ( this PSU have 4-8 cpu power conectors) and my pc it's working fine. I want to know if it's recomended to conect all the 8 pins to my motherboard from my PSU or it's a bad idea...?

      Many thanks.