Power Supply Installation

This is my first build, so I am trying my best to put this computer together. I am following the newegg build video on youtube. When it comes to plugging in the supplemental power connector for the test boot, I get lost. I am assuming that because we have different motherboards, that on mine, only half of the supplemental power plug will be put in? Any answer would be helpful.

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128555
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

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  1. Yes, you're correct. Since your second plug is just 4 pin, your split 8-pin PSU cable will just be half plugged in.
  2. I just realized that I linked my RAM instead haha. But thanks. I thought that was right, just making sure. Also, for my graphics card, I have a PCI express plug, but it is 6-pin with an extra 2 pins off to the side, not really connected to the other 6-pins. Would this make a difference?
  3. i assume you are talking about the CPU power plug

    your mobo has a 4-pin connector.

    if you have a 4+4 EPS connector, you simply snap the connector into separate two 4-pin connectors and then use one of them

  4. owags7 said:
    I just realized that I linked my RAM instead haha. But thanks. I thought that was right, just making sure. Also, for my graphics card, I have a PCI express plug, but it is 6-pin with an extra 2 pins off to the side, not really connected to the other 6-pins. Would this make a difference?


    it's for video cards that need a PCI-E eight pin connector. for cards that need a PCI-E 6 pin you just leave the extra two pins hanging.
  5. Yeah that is exactly what I'm talking about. This may sound dumb, but I'm assuming when I do the test boot, the PSU needs to be on.
  6. That was actually really dumb. When I test booted the motherboard, the fans on the psu, cpu, and graphics card all spun. But i'm not getting any signal from the graphics card to the monitor. Im using a DVI cable, and there are two different slots on the graphics card. I tried both of them but neither worked. Not sure what the problem is. Any help?
  7. When you say two slots, do you mean that your GPU has two DVI ports? If so, either should work just fine.

    I'm assuming you've already checked all your connections to make sure the monitor is hooked up properly. Now, what GPU do you have? Does it have an 8-pin or 6-pin PCI power cable? If 6, then as above plug in the 6-pin cable and leave the extra two pins hanging. If the power connector is 8-pin, you need to plug in both the 6-pin and 2-pin parts.

    If everything is plugged in, try it with a different cable, and try the other ports on your card (for example an HDMI port). If none of them work, your GPU is probably dead and you should RMA it.
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