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Asus ROG Strix X570-F + Ryzen 3700X 8+4 pin?

2 minutes ago, ftahir192 said:

My new motherboard has a 8+4 EPS header rather than the more traditional 8 pin one. The manual doesn't specifiy whether I can just use 8 pin or must use 8+4. Would I be fine using 8 pin only for this? I've read some conflicting things for different motherboards online.

 

Cheers.

The 4 pin is not needed, the 8 pin is plenty.

The 8 pin already doe 384W, you do not need the extra 150W of the 4 pin EPS on that CPU (since that CPU will only use up to 100W). 

That 4 pin is only needed when you are using many videocards or doing LN2 overclocking.

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My new motherboard has a 8+4 EPS header rather than the more traditional 8 pin one. The manual doesn't specifiy whether I can just use 8 pin or must use 8+4. Would I be fine using 8 pin only for this? I've read some conflicting things for different motherboards online.

 

Cheers.

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2 minutes ago, ftahir192 said:

My new motherboard has a 8+4 EPS header rather than the more traditional 8 pin one. The manual doesn't specifiy whether I can just use 8 pin or must use 8+4. Would I be fine using 8 pin only for this? I've read some conflicting things for different motherboards online.

 

Cheers.

The 4 pin is not needed, the 8 pin is plenty.

The 8 pin already doe 384W, you do not need the extra 150W of the 4 pin EPS on that CPU (since that CPU will only use up to 100W). 

That 4 pin is only needed when you are using many videocards or doing LN2 overclocking.


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4 hours ago, minibois said:

The 4 pin is not needed, the 8 pin is plenty.

The 8 pin already doe 384W, you do not need the extra 150W of the 4 pin EPS on that CPU (since that CPU will only use up to 100W). 

That 4 pin is only needed when you are using many videocards or doing LN2 overclocking.

Nice and clear, thanks! There were some posts online that stated it's needed for 3700x and up which seemed weird because the TDP of a 3700x isn't exactly high, even if overclocked.

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