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CPU Power connector confusion

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Building my first new system in about 10 years. I was a bit confused by the CPU power connector situation, and want to know if I am doing this right

My motherboard is an ASRock 470 SLI.

It has two CPU power connectors.  One is referred to as V1, 8 pin, the other is V2, 4 pin. 

My PSU connector (EVGA) has two 4 pin connectors. Both are now plugged into the 8 pin socket.  One has all beveled pins, the other has two square pins. Pin with two square pins is on the right, pin with all bevels is on the left.

The clips are latched properly on the correct side.


So, to clarify, I could use the ONE 4 pin connector with the square pins on EITHER the 4 pin socket, or the right side of the eight pin socket, OR both connectors the way I have them. Correct?


What threw me is that all four pins of the leftmost connector are BEVELED, but the socket has all SQUARE receptacles.  I assume this is all correct, and no smoke will escape when I power this up.


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both in the 8pin, that's enough. You can leave the 4pin socket empty

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

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