Motherboard ATX connection

KevinG1

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I think I should put the photos so it is easier to explain...(so it is not so confusing)

Question 1:

I have this power cable:
http://img835.imageshack.us/i/img0192r.jpg/
Now do I have to connect this on to the motherboard? This is the plug I have (but of course it is not compatible with the cable and I do not have any other similar cables from power supply etc)
http://img3.imageshack.us/i/img0193dg.jpg/

Question 2: In the motherboard it has CHA_FAN1 and CHA_FAN2... I don't have to have these plugged in do I? Well I don't think there are any cables anyway that would go in it.


The motherboard I am using is ASROCK x58 Extreme.

Waiting for ur replies :)
 

Atomic Rooster

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1, You can use that power connector with your motherboard. It is a 20 pin, while the motherboard uses a 24 pin connection. It will fit in towards one side or the other. I would highly suggest getting a new power supply with a 24 pin connector so that your system receives all the power it needs.

2. You do not need to have anything connected to those. You can connect any fan with a small 3 pin connector to those.
 

compdude

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I had the same problem with my new PSupply, plug your ATX 20 pin into your motherboard now you should have at least 4 holes left in the motherboard atx connector, that 4 pin female connector next to the 20 pin (in pic) should go into the other 4 holes. I hope this helped

Your PSU is a 24 pin but like it shows in pic the PSU is designed to fit both 20 and 24 pin motherboards.
 

KevinG1

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thanks yea..it did .. I just wasnt so sure if I can plug it in since the cable is 20 pin oh well.. yes the motherboard plug now have about 4 holes which should be ok
 

KevinG1

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compdude

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if you put them in wrong it wont wreck anything, I always guess mine or see if there is small writing next to the pin on the motherboard saying "Pwr Sw'
 

KevinG1

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great..as long as it is not going to wreck anything or make anything stop working thats all good :p I tried my best to put them in their best spot..but was a little confused whether to put some of them horizontally or vertically :p (cables with two holes)...
 

Atomic Rooster

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When in doubt, RTFM! The manual will show you exactly where each one of those wires go and which way to align them. :D
 

KevinG1

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yea in the manual i checked for some reason got confused.. I think I have placed them in the right direction...
 
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