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Z790E mb power connectors

jkamer
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So i showing multiple power connectors  one is ATX   Looks like 24 pins and 2  8 pins do I connect them all or just the 24 pin   

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thanks, you wish they show or say better in their book found out since.

The 24 Pin powers the MB and 

two 8 Pin powers the CPU 

 these newer mb have lots of connections compared to 14 years ago when i build my last one thank you in your reply. 

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Nate152
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Hello jkamer

The 24-pin main power cable is mandatory.

One 8-pin cpu power cable is mandatory.

If your psu has two 8-pin cpu power cables, connect both to ensure stability, especially if you're overclocking.

I personally connect both 8-pin cpu power cables to my ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming Wifi.

 

thanks, you wish they show or say better in their book found out since.

The 24 Pin powers the MB and 

two 8 Pin powers the CPU 

 these newer mb have lots of connections compared to 14 years ago when i build my last one thank you in your reply.