i recently built a computer everything new except my hdd. in the specs for the mobo it says it needs a min. of 450w i have a 530w. the power supply has an led light also. at first when i tried to start the computer the fans and lights lit up for maybe a second thats with both atx connected. the 12 pin and the 4 pin. then i took the 4 pin out and it started up but wouldn't boot up. and there is a red switch on the back of the power supply that i think changes the output. because i can get the compter to turn on but the wires to the 4 pinstart smoking and i already melted some. then used electrical tape and taped them up. is the reason my wires are melting because i still don't have enough power?
I had feeling that it had to do with the power so i went ahead and got a 630w hoping that will be enough. it comes in today. but i still have the fear that it may not be the problem. I still don't understand why the 12 pin is fine but the 4 pin or cpu power over heated and melted I've been looking for the specs. i think it's 600w so does that mean that the 630w still wont be enough?
Its actually 24-pins and 8-pins connectors. The 24-pins connector supplies power to the motherboard, and the 8-pins connector supplies power to the CPU.
If you have a red switch at the back of the PSU, it is for selecting 220/110 Volts input. Whatever you did, if the wires (insulation) on the 8-pins connector melted, it means that there is a short-circuit somewhere that caused it.
DO NOT re-connect anything until the source of the short-circuit is determined and corrected.
my mobo is an extrme design M4A88TD-V Evo/usb3 i'll try to get links i'm a lil pressed for time right now. i have a PNY Verto GeForce 210 graphics card. CPU is AMD Phenom II X4 955 X4. 2X 2GB ADATA DDR3 1333 for RAM. 3 diff. Fans
thank you guys for your input it helped out i figured out the problem only to run into another one. my mobo wont recognize my hard drive. am i wrong to think that all i should have to do is have everything plugged in correctly and start up properly so it will boot up to windows? the OS should be on the hdd right? i shouldn't have to try and install my OS with the disk like i am in order to try to get my hdd to be recognized should i?
i have done that and vista which i have says there is no hdd in any SATA port and i assure you it is there. i just got realised in my manual it says that NTFS is not supported in DOS invironment could that be why it won't recognise it should i convert it to FAT32?
Hopefully you didn't burn something....I know with one build I did, I cheaped on the power supply, took the motherboard out. Started not reading IDE ports, and there you had it. Could try another sata port, and a new cable to be safe. But it's possible you fried something on the board, or the hard drive itself.
yeah i went to justanswer.com and talked to another expert he didn't say i fried anything but he did say that i probably got a mobo that had SATA problems that didn't allow it to recognize hdd so i'm going to try to exchange it and i know that my hard drives are ok because i booted using both of them on my old computer which i'm on right now. i just don't understand why it will recognize my cd rom drive but not my hdd. amd it has to be the ports also because i go to install vista and it doesn't find it either.
Like I said, I know I cheaped on the power supply, and I think it was a few days later that ports on my board totally died. Exchanged the board, all was well. But just thinking that with wires melting=not good.