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Old 06-06-2006, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.


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Old 06-07-2006, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 06-07-2006, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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