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Old 04-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got all the parts for my new system but I have a quick question on the power connections to the motherboard.

I have an Intel Q9550 and an Asus P5Q Motherboard - ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

It has the standard 24-Pin connection and then it has a 8-Pin CPU connection but half of it is capped off so only 4 pins are accessible. My question is whether or not I need to remove the cap and add another 4-Pin connection? The manual doesn't really talk much about it.

You can see more about what I am talking about in the motherboard pictures on Newegg.

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Yes, you should take the cap off and use all 8 pins. I believe for quads you need all 8, and duals you can get by with 4.
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