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Old 04-24-2008, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys!

I just bought a new PSU (OCZ StealthXStream 600W PSU - SLI Ready ATX2.2 12cm LED Fan - Ebuyer) but I've had some problems trying to make it work!

Everything went well enough. I could connect everything to how it was, but then I noticed something. I got to the main power supply connector...thingy (yes I'm knew to all this! sorry for my lack of detail )

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The highlighted red square is all that my PSU fits into it. It fits in fine, but then there's the 4 other square...things..pins I think they're called? I don't know! :P

NOTE: This isn't my mobo, it's just one I found on Google, but I couldn't explain it in words and I don't have a good enough camera to take a clear picture of my own mobo

Any way, after I had connected everything a green light came onto the motherboard. I presume this means the PSU is feeding power to the mobo, but when I actually try and turn on the computer nothing will happen. Not even the fan spins. :\ I'm currently using my old PSU again to post this message (400w).

So, would I be right in saying this can't possibly work because the PSU doesn't have enough pins or whatever to fit into the mobo?
have I just wasted 60? :|

Sorry if I've not said enough to explain whats happening, but I'll try and answer your questions as best I can (if you guys can try to help )

Thank you!
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If I'm looking at your power supply correctly you main plug is universal for older ATX boards that had 20 pins. Your board is newer and has a 24 pin main( for pci exopress). Your power supply has 20/24 pin main where a 4pin section is detachable. You should have a 4pin plug that looks like the 20 that will fill that space.
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If I'm looking at your power supply correctly you main plug is universal for older ATX boards that had 20 pins. Your board is newer and has a 24 pin main( for pci exopress). Your power supply has 20/24 pin main where a 4pin section is detachable. You should have a 4pin plug that looks like the 20 that will fill that space.
Thanks for the reply!

I do in fact have 2 4pin plugs (ooh, I'm learning ^_^). One has CPU1 written on it, the other CPU2. Would they be it?
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cpu1 and 2 are not the 4 pins you rlooking for to add to the main mobo connection they go in the holes in the pink square, if there are only 4 of them just put one in, if there are eight connect them together and hook them in there, you main power connector should have a small 4 pin connecor attached to it connect them togher and plug in the main power

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you should be able to find all this in your motherbaord and power supply manual
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There should be a 4-pin detachable section that is right next to the main 20-pin connector.
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Yep! That was the answer all along hehe. I was putting the 4-pin where the CPU1 pin was supposed to go. :P

Changing the PSU also stopped my speakers from making the annoying buzzing noise it's been doing for over a year too!

Thanks a lot guys.
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