Re: Question About Power Supply to Motherboard
If you don't connect the power leads correctly, you won't blow anything up. They are also made so they will only fit one dirrection. A couple of the fittings are shaped specifically to fit a certain way. First check to see if they line up the correct way.
A few things may happen if you don't connect them correctly.
The computer won't power on. (24 pin motherboard power connector is not connected)
The computer powers on, but your computer won't POST. (8 pin cpu power connector is not connected)
The computer powers on, but you receive a loud piercing squeal. (cpu powers on, but the heatsink power connector is not connected)
Worst case scenario is the cpu gets too hot and the computer shuts down automatically.
Xion XON-180 Case
OCZ ModXStream 600w 50A on +12V
ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 AM3+ mobo
AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz [stock heatsink]
2 x 4Gb DDR3 1866 G.Skill Sniper RAM
Corsair GT 60Gb SATA3 SSD
Evga GTX 465 GPU
Windows 7 Premium