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How do I properly connect the power cables for my Intel Core i7 10700 processor?


The new motherboard (Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC) has two connectors ATX_12v_2x2 and ATX_12v_2x4 (Photo 1).

From the power supply unit (Be quiet! Pure Power 11 700W) there is a cable with CPU1-P4 and CPU2-P8 (Photo 2, 3). How to insert them correctly?

I have previously asked on other forums. I was advised to combine CPU1-P4 and CPU2-P8 and insert them together into ATX_12v_2x4, but the processor was warming up. In the test, AIDA64 checked the FPU checkbox. After 3 minutes of the test, 7% throttling appeared, and the temperature reached 90-95 ° C. After that, I immediately stopped the test.

Then I tried to insert CPU1-P4 into ATX_12v_2x2 and the temperatures became not much lower. For half an hour of the test, the temperature was 75-93 and there was no throttling.

Now I don’t understand. How do I properly connect power to the Intel Core i7-10700 processor? Tell me please. Sometimes it seems to me that I bought the wrong power supply.



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Super User

You need to contact gigabyte or the power supply manufacturer.   Neither of these are intel products.


Super User Retired Employee

You should connect these two 2x2 connectors together and plug them into the 2x4 connector. This ensures that the processor gets all the power it needs.