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August 3, 2013 10:29:25 AM

Hi, i am new on toms hardware but i have a big problem. I bought all the pc components but my build wont work. My motherboard has a 8 pin ATX12V conector but i only have a 4 pin ATX12V, i think thats the problem but only to be sure, i ask the comunity, i will be very thankfull for every single reply, here are my pc specs:

400 W Power supply
AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition
Nvidia Geforce gt 610
Single DVD burner
250 GB HDD
4 GB Ram
Gigabyte 880gma-ud2h

Please help me out with that, Thanks

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August 3, 2013 10:32:58 AM

you have to buy ATX12V 4 pin to 8 pin converter then the problem would be solved.
a b V Motherboard
August 3, 2013 10:34:21 AM

Please list the brand and model(s) of the power supply, HDD and memory. Tks this will help a lot. Also does anything light or power on when you try to start the system?
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August 3, 2013 12:07:59 PM

avilash98 said:
The power supply does not even have a 8 pin connector!?...Instead of getting a converter (potential threats are involved when using things when not for) get a decent PSU which is compatible with the board atleast.
PSU is a very important thing and compromising that isn't a choice because that can harm the total System of yours


How much wattage psu do you think i will need, and thx for all the reply
August 3, 2013 12:12:04 PM

I am not sure what the models of the components are but i can list some of them, memory is Vmax 4 gb
hdd is a seagate 250 gb motherboard is a gigabyte 880gma-ud2h.

On the very first time when i boted it up, the psu ticked when i hold the power button after that i tried to wire all together again but then nothing worked even the psu didnt tick.

I think it can be the psu cuz 400 W is weak i think :) 
August 3, 2013 12:34:12 PM

i will try it with a 8 pin connector and a 500 or more wattage psu. And a big thanks for all of your help and replys, i will write back when i got the new psu :-)
August 4, 2013 2:13:41 AM

avilash98 said:
MrTommyVerciti said:
i will try it with a 8 pin connector and a 500 or more wattage psu. And a big thanks for all of your help and replys, i will write back when i got the new psu :-)


"500 or more" won't help....Your PC technically can't suck up more power than 250 watt...It would be better if you could get a PSU for rent from some workshop with 8 pin then test it so that you may be assured that you previously had problems with the PSU formerly, and then get a new one.
If you suddenly discover that the new PSU isn't working then your money would be wasted only to discover that you had a major fault with your system itself



I read in the motherboard manuals and there it says u will need mor than 500w if not your pc will be unstable or it wont boot up. I think first i should try with a 4 pin to 8 pin converter :) 
August 5, 2013 2:56:25 AM

Gttrz97 said:
you have to buy ATX12V 4 pin to 8 pin converter then the problem would be solved.


I just spend 8 euros on a adapter and it didnt work, i just hope that it will work with another psu.
But i dont know why, when i start the pc there is no light, no post, no fan spin nothing pls HELP me out with it

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August 5, 2013 5:15:07 AM
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MrTommyVerciti said:
avilash98 said:
MrTommyVerciti said:
i will try it with a 8 pin connector and a 500 or more wattage psu. And a big thanks for all of your help and replys, i will write back when i got the new psu :-)


"500 or more" won't help....Your PC technically can't suck up more power than 250 watt...It would be better if you could get a PSU for rent from some workshop with 8 pin then test it so that you may be assured that you previously had problems with the PSU formerly, and then get a new one.
If you suddenly discover that the new PSU isn't working then your money would be wasted only to discover that you had a major fault with your system itself



I read in the motherboard manuals and there it says u will need mor than 500w if not your pc will be unstable or it wont boot up. I think first i should try with a 4 pin to 8 pin converter :) 


MrTommyVerciti said:
Gttrz97 said:
you have to buy ATX12V 4 pin to 8 pin converter then the problem would be solved.


I just spend 8 euros on a adapter and it didnt work, i just hope that it will work with another psu.
But i dont know why, when i start the pc there is no light, no post, no fan spin nothing pls HELP me out with it


Then it is faulty PSU that won't boot up components. Sorry to hear that!
August 6, 2013 3:10:31 AM

avilash98 said:
Definitely the PSU is faulty man..100 % sure..try with a new one.


I am going to buy a LC-Power LC5550 V2.2, 550 Watt i think, i hope that it will solve my problem. Do u think that the lc power would boot up my build ?

And thx for all of your help :) 
August 6, 2013 3:39:49 AM

avilash98 said:
Truly speaking i nevered heard of "LC power"..Sorry i am not good with knowledge about all Companies...like today i learnt that there is a manufacturer named "Sparkle" which makes custom GFX card...lol

I generally recommend standard manufacturers.
For PSU all I know is Corsairs/Seasonics?XFXs are the best.
Get them if you can


I went to all of the local shops near to me, and no one has these psus, i can only buy them online but my father wont let me buy online cuz i am 14 years old, but in one of my local shops there is the LC-Power LC5550 V2.2, 550 Watt for 40 €
i think this one will be a good one, i hope that :) 
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2013 8:10:19 AM

Do not buy this PSU. There are no reviews and the few user comments are that it is junk that does not deliver as specified. You need to talk to your dad and try to explain what you need. I would point out to him that it is wasteful to buy bad products locally that will not help you or solve the issue. Be calm and reasonable with him and ask him to make the purchase for you. Look at this page (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/350450w-roundup-11-c...). See if you can find any of the Editors choice available to you. They all are in your price range (about $50 US). The PSU is a main and vital element in the system. Size is not the issue. There are several more important attributes of the PSU that determine system quality. Do not be fooled by bigger numbers are better. Many units do not meet their stated specs. Any of the 4 recommended models will be very good for you at this price. Once again do not buy that piece of junk!
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2013 8:10:24 AM

Do not buy this PSU. There are no reviews and the few user comments are that it is junk that does not deliver as specified. You need to talk to your dad and try to explain what you need. I would point out to him that it is wasteful to buy bad products locally that will not help you or solve the issue. Be calm and reasonable with him and ask him to make the purchase for you. Look at this page (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/350450w-roundup-11-c...). See if you can find any of the Editors choice available to you. They all are in your price range (about $50 US). The PSU is a main and vital element in the system. Size is not the issue. There are several more important attributes of the PSU that determine system quality. Do not be fooled by bigger numbers are better. Many units do not meet their stated specs. Any of the 4 recommended models will be very good for you at this price. Once again do not buy that piece of junk! Sorry for the 2x post don't know why it happened :) 
August 8, 2013 1:58:43 AM

Hey guys, i found another psu, its the cooler master b500 its a 500w psu. Do you think that i should buy that one ?
August 8, 2013 5:12:19 AM

Dogsnake said:
Do not buy this PSU. There are no reviews and the few user comments are that it is junk that does not deliver as specified. You need to talk to your dad and try to explain what you need. I would point out to him that it is wasteful to buy bad products locally that will not help you or solve the issue. Be calm and reasonable with him and ask him to make the purchase for you. Look at this page (http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/350450w-roundup-11-c...). See if you can find any of the Editors choice available to you. They all are in your price range (about $50 US). The PSU is a main and vital element in the system. Size is not the issue. There are several more important attributes of the PSU that determine system quality. Do not be fooled by bigger numbers are better. Many units do not meet their stated specs. Any of the 4 recommended models will be very good for you at this price. Once again do not buy that piece of junk! Sorry for the 2x post don't know why it happened :) 


I agree with you, that the lc-power is a junk because i also wanted to check some reviews of it but there are no of them. But i want to be sure. Is my motherboard faulty or the psu cuz on the motherboard even the led wont turn on nothing and i tried with another psu it was the point of view 350w, but still nothing, no led, no post and no fan spin. So i just want to be sure if the mobo is a junk or the psu before i pay next 50 euros.:??: 

and thx for all the people who are helping me with my problem, thx alot

August 9, 2013 7:22:30 AM

Have you checked that the switch button is on right place in motherboard? cause if it isnt turning on with button then you misplaced cable, that can be problem too!
August 9, 2013 11:39:19 AM

Gttrz97 said:
Have you checked that the switch button is on right place in motherboard? cause if it isnt turning on with button then you misplaced cable, that can be problem too!


I checked the plug and i also tried to do that with a screw driver but it didnt work.
What psu do you think would be better: Lc-Power LC5550 550w or the cooler master b500 500w.

But in my motherboard manuals it says, u will need 500w or more than 500w.
August 10, 2013 10:52:58 AM

Hey guys, thix for your help, i bought a new psu 500w cooler master and then putted everything back together and then it works. THX for your help.
August 12, 2013 1:26:58 PM

MrTommyVerciti said:
Hey guys, thix for your help, i bought a new psu 500w cooler master and then putted everything back together and then it works. THX for your help.


You're welcome!
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