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Old 08-11-2007, 04:25 AM   #31 (permalink)
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lol i mean. theres two power cable that go from your psu directly to your motherboard. the big *** 24-pin cable and the smaller atx 12v power cable that plugs into the motherboard near the cpu socket. make sure thats plugged in because i had the same message when i took that cable out and forgot the put it back in.
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I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER!

K, don't have anything plugged into the 8 pin ATX connection on the mobo, lol, that's what happens when you don't read the mobo manual closely, lol, silly newbie.

So the complication is that there is no 8 pin connector on my OCZ GameXStream 600 watt PSU....there are however two 4 pin connectors labelled "CPU 1" and "CPU 2", here is the page: OCZ Technology | Products | Power Management | OCZ GameXStream Power Supply (NVIDIA SLI-Ready)

Is that what we are talking about? Just plug those in?
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Yes...you are correct. They are separated, because some motherboards, don't use the full 8-pins for the CPU power.
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WE HAVE LIFTOFF!!!!

Thanks, I appreciate the help!

Anything I should be playing with or do in BIOS before installing the OS? I've changed the boot up sequence to DVD on restart.


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YAY

Try changing some things for optimization like setting PCI-E as first boot device.

Turn off unneeded ports like Printer (Parallel) and Serial.

Keep it in BIOS for a while and watch the temps: get an average idle temp.
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Temps at idle in BIOS are:

29C - system
22C - cpu
38C - board

look good?

[edit]Couldnt find the answer yet in the manual, does anyone know if the EVGA 590 uses the HD AUDIO or AC97 connector?[/edit]
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Great temps
Just use AC97, probaly what the case uses anyways
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Will do, thanks.

What is the standard program everyone around here uses to monitor speeds, temps etc...for overclocking later.

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Speedfan, CoreTemp, or Everest. Those are the most common programs for monitoring temperatures and other info.
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thanks, will get them up and running once I figure out XP activation :P My old XP Pro from pre SP1 is no longer activating, not sure why...so cant update to SP1 and SP2.

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