what is a 4 pin power connector?

  • dafunk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello,
I have a 4-pin header on my mobo simply labeled as "PWR2". In the manual all it says is
"PWR2 is a +12V connector for CPU Vcore power".
I thought the separate 4-pin 12v power was for Intel, my CPU is AMD and my new power supply does not even have this connection. It only has a 24-pin connector.
Could someone please explain this?
Thanks
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  • ynyfrik
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The 4 pin is not to die for, if i remember correctly it has something to do with suppling power to peripherals and unloading the load on the 24-pin connector. If you have a powerful power supply i don't think this really matters.
  • david murphy
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google your motherboard and get the specs. from there you should find an answer.

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