I dont know where on the Motherboard this goes it came with the motherboard
that looks like a USB extension, you plug it into the USB slot on the board to make it easier to plug intoI have no idea where this plugs in at on the motherboard
Thats your front sound ports plug, the plug in for that on most ASUS motherboards is normally located above the top PCI express lane, but not always. Refer to your user manual, but theres usually only one plug it will work on.Does it matter what ports I plug the USB's into?
No, though for ease of use I start with the top and work to the bottom.
There are two switches on the Motherboard one labeled TPU and the other EPU what are they and should I enable them?
TBU stands for turbo processing unit, its basically another smaller CPU on your motherboard to boost performance, you can play with it on or off to see how you like it. EPU is a energy saving processing, uses less power. I believe you can run with both off, or either one on, but not both on at the same time, though Im not 100% certain on this. Refer to the owners manual.Does it matter where I plug my Sata connections in here? Is there a primary secondary..etc?
They are labed 1-however many you have, and they are all plug in play. I usually start my optical drives first, (I have 2 opticals, so SATA ports 1 and 2 are optical) and hard discs below them.
Well I plugged everything I saw labeled from the case to this labeled block that plugs to the motherboard the only thing I cant find is the PLED i think it is this green and white wire left over but it has a connector on it that is not going to plug into this block.
PLED stands for Power LED, it is the LED that signifies whether the computer is on or not. Ive seen some where the adaptors are different, you may have to customize a bit but usually, if it doesnt fit its not right. The Power LED is always located on the front panel of the case, has two wires, positive and negative, they need to connect to the positive and negative connecors of your adaptor respectably.I think this is the PLED
hard to tell without seeing where the other end leads.One last question all the cooling fans in my case have big connectors on them and seem to only want to plug into my PSU which I guess they would run full speed all the time my motherboard has places to plug in fans but not these kind of connectors on my fans.
Thanks in advance
Most computer components will only plug in one way, if you have to force it your doing it wrong. If they have the big connectors, then yes they will only plug into the CPU and will run at 100% power all the time. You can purchase adaptors for them to plug into the motherboard, but its likely just as cheap to purchase fans with the connectors alread made into them.
When in doubt, read the owners manual-it has a lot of good information in there about specific locations of connectors and how to do it-including memory placement/configuration. I dont know what size modules you have-but lets say your using 2 4 gb modules, and your board has 4 slots, its not always the first two you plug them into-usually its 1 and 3.
Edited by the_patriot11, 09 July 2011 - 12:30 AM.
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