Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:50 PM
I just started my build and on my motherboard I have a normal 24-pin power connector for the power. Now, I also found one that was an 8-pin that says "PWR2" right by it. What is the need for this one?
My problem is that with my power supply I have both of those power connectors but the 24 pin one fits, and the 8 pin doesn't fit in the 8-pin one. What is weird about it is that the 8-pin one has 2 halves. one has 6 pins and that one fits just fine. now the other half (the 2-pins) doesn't fit right next to it like i'm thinking it is supposed to..... I don't understand.
Now this is where i get really confused. I tried to start my computer with everything hooked up and only THAT 6-PIN connector in in the 8-pin slot. I also had the normal 24-pin one in too. I flipped the power switch on the power supply and the lights came on and whatever. I tried to press the power button, and it make a noise like it wanted to turn off but it killed itself.
I tried like 3 more times and same thing. So i disconnected the 6-pin cable (considering the 2 extra pins didn't fit) from the 8 pin slot and then wah la! it started up fine. I really hope i didn't screw anything up.... I have yet to try it.... Any suggestions or am I missing something?