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No 6+2-Pin connector on my PSU?

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July 10, 2012 2:07:01 AM

I have everything connected in my PC except now all that is needed is the eATX12V plug to connect. I only have 4 6+2-pin connectors, two are used for my GTX 570 and the other two aren't even the right shape for the plug.

My PSU is a Cooler Master GX 750W. I can't find the right 6+2, is this a mistake on the manufacturer's side?

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a b ) Power supply
July 10, 2012 2:22:04 AM

You may have to get an adapter for that. Not all power supplies will include an 8 pin CPU connector. You may just have a 4 pin, in which case you will need to go and get an adapter, or you may have 4+4 pin connector.
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July 10, 2012 2:26:30 AM

On your unit there are 2X 4pins that need to be put together to make the 8-pin plug you need.

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July 10, 2012 2:27:10 AM

I just put in the 4+4-pin. Still won't work. Except that one of the pins isn't the same shape as one of the plugs.
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July 10, 2012 2:38:44 AM

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I just put in the 4+4-pin. Still won't work. Except that one of the pins isn't the same shape as one of the plugs.


Do you have it like in the picture with the two clips on each of the 4pin plugs touching one another in the center?
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July 10, 2012 2:40:13 AM

MouseTrap said:
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I just put in the 4+4-pin. Still won't work. Except that one of the pins isn't the same shape as one of the plugs.


Do you have it like in the picture with the two clips on each of the 4pin plugs touching one another in the center?


Yup. Power apparently goes through my mobo, but the PC can't boot. (Dunno if LEDs are supposed to light on the top part of mobo as well, like the bottom part does where the Start and Reset buttons are on ASUS Maximus V Gene).

Nevermind that, there's no LEDs except for there. Could the problem be somewhere else?
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a c 150 ) Power supply
July 10, 2012 2:44:32 AM

Are you sure you have the front panel wiring correct? It's sometimes easy to switch polarity on a pair, or connect them to the wrong pins.
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July 10, 2012 2:47:42 AM

Have you tried with only one stick of ram?
Did you get the plug to work correctly?
Also go over all your connections and try booting with one stick of ram, you can also try without your Hard drvie or SSD Sata hooked up and see if it allows you to get in the bio's.
Not booting??? Do you mean no video can not get to bio's or will not boot to OS?

What power button are you using? (Case Or M/B)
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a c 80 ) Power supply
July 10, 2012 2:49:38 AM

Lets break this down a bit.

Have you tried booting with the onboard(HDMI or Display Port) video just to see if you can get the board to post?

See if you can at least get that far.

When in doubt, pull all but one stick of ram and just use the onboard power button(start).

Make sure your 8 pin power is the 4+4 and not the 6+2 type.
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July 10, 2012 2:50:09 AM

I only have 1 stick on RAM in my PC

What plug? The 4+4 pin?

It doesn't boot. At all. Only the LEDs on the mobo come on, but nothing else.
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July 10, 2012 2:54:38 AM

Aleonris said:
I only have 1 stick on RAM in my PC

What plug? The 4+4 pin?

It doesn't boot. At all. Only the LEDs on the mobo come on, but nothing else.


Yes, Did you get the 4+4 pin to plug in correctly?
Are you using or have you tried the power button on the Motherboard?
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July 10, 2012 2:56:37 AM

MouseTrap said:
Yes, Did you get the 4+4 pin to plug in correctly?
Are you using or have you tried the power button on the Motherboard?


I double checked the 4+4.

And I have tried the Start button on the mobo multiple times. I am looking through iNuke's troubleshooting boot post.
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July 10, 2012 3:03:40 AM

My computer won't even beep at all when I start it...
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July 10, 2012 3:05:04 AM

You can try resetting the bios from the rear I/O.
You may also want to try the little red memOk button that is next to the 24pin plug.
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July 10, 2012 3:12:05 AM

MouseTrap said:
You can try resetting the bios from the rear I/O.
You may also want to try the little red memOk button that is next to the 24pin plug.


Nope, nothing with both.
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a c 111 ) Power supply
July 10, 2012 3:17:18 AM

You can always buy a quality power supply :) 
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July 10, 2012 3:18:36 AM

amuffin said:
You can always buy a quality power supply :) 


But would that really change anything?
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a c 150 ) Power supply
July 10, 2012 3:23:18 AM

If you have all FP wiring correct, and have followed the suggestions (bread boarding), it points to a faulty motherboard. Not an uncommon occurrence.
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July 10, 2012 3:24:21 AM

clutchc said:
If you have all FP wiring correct, and have followed the suggestions (bread boarding), it points to a faulty motherboard. Not an uncommon occurrence.


I'll bring to my local PC store tomorrow see if they can find what's wrong.
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July 10, 2012 3:30:12 AM

I would agree at this point if you have tried everything suggested you have a fault component somewhere in the mix.

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July 12, 2012 1:12:13 PM

PC store just called and told me my motherboard was defective.
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a c 150 ) Power supply
July 12, 2012 2:36:00 PM

If this is a new build with new parts from the 'PC store', I presume they will replace the board for you?
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July 12, 2012 2:51:36 PM

clutchc said:
If this is a new build with new parts from the 'PC store', I presume they will replace the board for you?


No, I bought the parts from newegg. I will have to RMA the motherboard.
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a c 150 ) Power supply
July 12, 2012 3:47:53 PM

Aleonris said:
No, I bought the parts from newegg. I will have to RMA the motherboard.

If you are in a hurry (and have the $), order a new board, and then ask for a refund rather than a replacement on the defective one. I do that for my builds when I get a bad board from Newegg. Otherwise it will take about 2-3 weeks turn around time depending on how you ship.

It's depressing to get your build together only to find the board is bad. But it happens.
Considering the delicate nature of a motherboard, the number of times they have to be handled, and the fact that they have to survive a journey from factory to shipping port, travel across the ocean to be unloaded at another port, survive temperature extremes, then be trucked across country to the retailer, and finally trucked across country again to your destination... it's easy to see how a bad one turns up now and then.
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July 12, 2012 4:05:57 PM

clutchc said:
If you are in a hurry (and have the $), order a new board, and then ask for a refund rather than a replacement on the defective one. I do that for my builds when I get a bad board from Newegg. Otherwise it will take about 2-3 weeks turn around time depending on how you ship.

It's depressing to get your build together only to find the board is bad. But it happens.
Considering the delicate nature of a motherboard, the number of times they have to be handled, and the fact that they have to survive a journey from factory to shipping port, travel across the ocean to be unloaded at another port, survive temperature extremes, then be trucked across country to the retailer, and finally trucked across country again to your destination... it's easy to see how a bad one turns up now and then.


Yeah that was what I wanted to do at first, but I just bought the best motherboard the store had on hand (ASUS P8H77-M/CSM). They are going to build it so I wouldn't make a mistake and then I would FINALLY get my brand new gaming rig after nearly 3 weeks of wait.
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