Motherboard and power supply not compatible? Help please

So I have an ASRock 880GM-LE FX mother board with a 4 pin power slot and a Corsair CX500 Power supply with an 8 pin connector.

What do i need to do to get this to work?

This is my first build so thank you for the help in advance.
14 answers Last reply
More about motherboard power supply compatible
  1. I think i got it figured out
  2. That 8 Pin you mention on the power supply, It should be a 4+4, see if they disconnect from each other like the big 20+4
  3. The 8 pin splits into 2x4 pin doesn't it?
  4. Yes 4+4
  5. It Does split! Thank you all so much. Im going to see if it worked.
  6. Still not posting. Im plugged into the onboard video card whilst having my msi plugged in. everything else seems to be plugged in. I cant figure why it wouldnt post
  7. the msi isnt hooked up to anything external just placed in the case and onto the motherboard. I just saw how that read.
  8. Do I need to take out my video card for my onboard one to work?
  9. Also Im getting no beeping and I can turn the computer on but the only way I can turn it off is through the power supply switch

    EDIT: It now turns on and off
    I didnt really chasnge anything. Fans and all have been coming on.
  10. From what you are encountering, you may want to pull the guts and do it as a bench build, will be easier to troubleshoot as you go and more room to work, then once all working, then install in case, that's how I do basically all builds, have a brief guide I wrote here:

    http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=11279
  11. Heres the ram I have. I was told they were compatible but now that Im looking at the asrock site im not seeing them.

    Corsair 2x4 ddr3-1600 cmv8gx3m2a1600c11
  12. Those aren't really common, so try installing the go into BIOS, enable XMP and select profile 1 and see what that does, if still errors may have to set up manually
  13. Well im still not posting so I cant get into bios. would bad ram cause me to not post?
  14. It can yes, do you have any sticks or could you borrow any? If you stick a different one in and it boots, it may well be the sticks, if not then it's not the sticks
Ask a new question

Read More

Motherboards Power Supplies Compatibility