Can my fried PSU fry my CPU and not my MB? Tags: Power Supplies CPUs Components Last response: November 5, 2009 7:15 AM in Components Share computernewbie November 3, 2009 5:01:32 PM Fried my PSU, i plugged in another power supply and the MB works fine, but the power supply only has a 4 pin cpu power cable so my cpu couldent power up. Is it possible the PSU fried my CPU and not my MB? More about : fried psu fry cpu seogoat November 4, 2009 12:56:48 PM I think you need the proper x pin connector for the cpu, and that's probably why it's not powering up. jsc a c 144 ) Power supply a c 172 à CPUs November 5, 2009 7:15:18 AM You can plug the 4 pin plug into the left or lower half (depending on how it is oriented) of the 8 pin connector. Either way, the yellow wires should face outward toward the edge of the PCB. Because the motherboard's power regulator is between the PSU and CPU, it's possible but unlikely the CPU is fried. And without the CPU, how do you know if the motherboard is OK? Troubleshooting ideas: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-postin... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWas it the PSU , MB , or Case that fried my components? ForumComputer won't boot, just upgraded CPU Cooler, did I fry CPU ? ForumNew build: Pinched wire/fire or loose screw possibly fried MB ? MB won’ ForumI think my MB is fried . Opinions? ForumIs my CPU okay or possibly fried (i7-2600k)? Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] t-problems ForumDid I fry my CPU ? ForumDid I fry more than my Motherboard? Forum" fried " CPU . Is this possible? ForumFried CPU or Motherboard ForumOverheated Fried CPU ? ForumPSU *and* motherboard both fried ? ForumWill this PSU fry my new system? ForumNo post, CPU fan spins, CPU fried ? ForumFried Motherboard? ForumWhat fried , CPU or Motherboard? ForumDid I fry my cpu ? ForumDid I fry my motherboard? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumSymptoms of a faulty CPU, Motherboard or PSU? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !