Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V 550W PSU Question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2006, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 39
Default PSU and Case Question

I recently purchased the Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V 550W Power Supply and I am not sure about all of these cables that are attached to it.

The instructions say that I can connect the case fans directly to the PSU cable. It also says that I can monitor the fan speed and stuff by attaching another cable to the Mobo. I am a bit confused and do not want to connect this wrong.

My Setup:

ASUS P5WD2 Premium Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 955X ATX Intel Motherboard w/Intel Pentium D 930 Presler 800MHz FSB 2 x 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual Core Processor. I also have a DVD RW, CD ROM, and Floppy drive. And the Thermaltake Matrix VX VD3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case.

Here are my questions:

Issue One: What is the best way to connect the PSU to my system???

Issue Two: There are two USB ports on the front of this case. However, I cannot seem to find where they plug into the Mobo. There are two connections on the Mobo for USB. The USB wire from the case is a single row 4-pin connector. However, the Mobo connectors have two rows with a total of 7 pins (if I remember correctly). What do I do for this???

Please be specific with comments and as I am still learning the tricks of the trade.


cryptic26djp is offline  
Old 06-07-2006, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,246

I think the mobo probably has two rows of EIGHT pins, otherwise you're probably not looking at a USB header. Just plug one in the first four pins from the top left and the other directly below that.

WorldIndustries is offline  
Old 06-07-2006, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 39

Okay, I just went back to view the Mobo and provide more specific details. When looking at the Mobo, the USB headers are directly between the IE1394_2 and Game plug.

The USB headers are labeled as such: USB56 and USB78
Each of them have two rows of pins. Five pins on the top and four on the bottom.

The two plugs from my case have a 4-pin socket with a single ground running off of it also. The are setup as follows:

[o o o o] [o]

First Pin: VCC1
Second Pin: USB1-
Third Pin: USB1+
Forth Pin: GND1

Single Pin: GND

The second USB cable from the case is labeled exactly the same but the numbers are "2" rather than "1".

Hope this helps explain a little better.
cryptic26djp is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.