Topic Title: FX processors and power connectors
Topic Summary: FX processors require P8 or can work with P4
Created On: 05/15/2013 12:15 AM
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 05/15/2013 12:15 AM
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My PC now is based on a mobo MSI K9N2GM and an Athlon X2 64 5200. PSU Coolermaster 430 w (and one Nvidia 9600 GTX).

I want to update my PC with a FX 6300 (new mother and new RAM also) and now I have a PSU with a 24 pins connector and a P4 (4 pins) connector.

Could a FX 6300 be used connecting only this P4 to the P8 motherboard power ? (that is: feeding only 4 pins in the 8 pin CPU power connector).

Thanks.

 

 05/15/2013 08:30 AM
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No, it needs the EPS 8 pin.

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 05/15/2013 11:18 AM
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There are mobo's (like Asus's M5A78L-M) that have only a 4 pin and supports the FX chips but I wouldn't recommend any of them if your planning on OC'ing that chip.

Besides its always best start with a new psu when building a new system you never know how much life is left in the old one and if it fails it could take some of your new hardware with it.



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 05/15/2013 03:36 PM
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And it's the best time to upgrade since you are already changing out everything, and also a great time to move to a new case as well.

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 05/15/2013 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by: pcamdfan My PC now is based on a mobo MSI K9N2GM and an Athlon X2 64 5200. PSU Coolermaster 430 w (and one Nvidia 9600 GTX).

 

I want to update my PC with a FX 6300 (new mother and new RAM also) and now I have a PSU with a 24 pins connector and a P4 (4 pins) connector.

 

Could a FX 6300 be used connecting only this P4 to the P8 motherboard power ? (that is: feeding only 4 pins in the 8 pin CPU power connector).

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

I recently upgraded my rig, and I see you need a better PSU. I like Corsair as they are so well made I cannot find fault.

I also upgraded my chassis when I bought my M5A99FX as the old one lacked USB3 etc etc

 



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 05/15/2013 08:16 PM
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Thanks for your interest and your advises.

It seems I must wait a little in order to collect enough money to buy motherboard, processor, RAM and PSU, all new at the same time.

Well, as the gospel says:

“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins” (Mark 2:18-22).

It seems a little "out of topic" and I am not specially religious, but gospel reflects popular wisdom.

 It is better renew all pieces at the same time.

Thanks.

 

 05/15/2013 09:13 PM
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Just remember to go with quality components, because as they say, "He who goes cheap gets bit in the @§§"

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 05/15/2013 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Just remember to go with quality components, because as they say, "He who goes cheap gets bit in the @§§"

 

Ain't that the truth



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 05/16/2013 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Just remember to go with quality components, because as they say, "He who goes cheap gets bit in the @§§"

Absolutly true!! wise advise.

Thanks

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