power connector on the motherboard

Discussion in 'Motherboard General Discussion' started by cira224, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. cira224

    cira224

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    OK noob question here.

    The last PC I built was a P4 and you know the 4 prong power connector that you plug into the motherboard that is close to the CPU, right? Well, my new board has an EIGHT prong female connector. Why is it now an eight prong?

    Also, when I took it out of the box, it has a cover that covered up 4 of the holes. I have since taken it off to reveal all 8 holes.

    Now, why is it now an 8 prong connector instead of a 4 prong? Will I need a new power supply?
     
    cira224, Jul 27, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.