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Motherboard and power supply not compatible? Help please

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June 22, 2013 3:05:39 PM

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.
June 22, 2013 3:08:19 PM

I think i got it figured out
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June 22, 2013 3:09:25 PM

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
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June 22, 2013 3:10:36 PM

The 8 pin splits into 2x4 pin doesn't it?
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June 22, 2013 3:18:04 PM

Yes 4+4
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June 22, 2013 4:25:42 PM

It Does split! Thank you all so much. Im going to see if it worked.
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June 22, 2013 4:28:30 PM

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
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June 22, 2013 4:29:18 PM

the msi isnt hooked up to anything external just placed in the case and onto the motherboard. I just saw how that read.
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June 22, 2013 4:33:27 PM

Do I need to take out my video card for my onboard one to work?

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June 22, 2013 4:36:32 PM

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.
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June 22, 2013 4:46:32 PM

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
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June 22, 2013 5:40:15 PM

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
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June 22, 2013 5:45:10 PM

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
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June 22, 2013 5:48:59 PM

Well im still not posting so I cant get into bios. would bad ram cause me to not post?
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June 22, 2013 6:29:05 PM

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
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