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Old 10-24-2007, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i'm starting to build my new computer. I put in the motherboard, and hooked it up to the PSU that came with the case (yes I'm changing it out). The fan on the PSU would not run. I first thought it was a DOA mobo but I could apply pressure to the ATX connector which would bend the mobo slight and touch the metal casing. Making everything "come to life" so to say.

This was quite perplexing to why this wasn't working, so I took a look at the 24 pin connector, and it seems there is only 23 pins in it. There is a gaping hole were I'm guessing the 24th would be...I just want to make sure that if it IS infact the psu.

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yes you are supposed to be missing 1 pin from the 24 pin connector, but please tell me you used standoffs, because making the mobo touch the metal means you just ****ed up your comp


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I don't use standoffs and my motherboard is fine. Any who, yes there are only 23 pins and 1 missing pin which is the 24th pin.
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