I just peiced togeter a system with a Quadcore Q9450, Gigabyte board that has a 6 pin power connecter, my 450Watt has a 4 (i mean 8) pin, n with the main board power too, ihave a 20, and the mainboard has a 24,
anwyways, I tried booting the board fine though setup, and temps were like 30-37%, i have a big metal server tower, good ventilation with 2 inside fans, and like a coolmasters *** on the cpu, i put the TheRMAL PasTe on correctly n *** i checked on utuBe. But yeah when it started to boot windows, like, 5 seconds in the loading it blue screen'd saying something about couldn't even read n this without it crashing first. so it reset. than i checked everything out again, and it seemed the same in the system settings, heath, but i tried booting on some different settings , 3 , 5 times.. I kinda wanted it to work.
So basicly im asking did I Damage my hardware? and where i went wrong, I was thinking 750Watt supply with the right pin - in's right...
I'm looking to know what type of supply I need, and if I damaged my hardware when I was trying to run it.
Also it wasn't reading my IDE drive, and reading only my SATA drive, I'm trying to use my 30 gig IDE (activated windows xp on it) as my main booting hdd, and the SATA as a slave, but the SATA drive has windows XP on it, is that why?
Look in the lower left corner of the picture. What you are seeing there is an 8 pin (4X2) connector with half of the pins covered. That's so that if you only have a 4 pin CPU power connector, you plug it into the exposed pins. If your PSU has an 8 pin connector, you are supposed to remove the cover so that you can use all 8 pins.
If you try to force a 6 pin connector into the socket, you will short out your PSU because the CPU and PCI connectors are wired differently.
Hey again guys, I got a coolmasters 550 extreme all set up, SATAII drive (in bay sata0) with windows xp installed on it from another computer. Still getting the blue screen crashes, I'm going to try to format and install a fresh copy of windows on to the drive and see if that works. Looked all through bios, and never really saw any options aaplicable other than boot sequence, it picks up the hard drive, but doesn't pick up my IDE hard drive. So I'm not sure if I'll even be able to format the sata becasue i only got IDE drives.
Any ideas? Opinions on whether it is hardware or windows?