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A word of warning when building a new system

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#1 zooterman


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:55 AM


If you are about to build a new setup a word of caution, on most new m/b you have 2 power sockets, 1 24pin and 1 8 pin,  on your PSU you may have a 8 pin plug, if it is marked PCU and plugs in easily it will probably be OK, but DO NOT FORCE IT IN which can be done, doing this may blow your m/b, check the 8pin cable and see if it will split into 2 seperate 4 pin plugs, most m/b only need the one 4 pin plug,  check that the shape of the pins match the socket shape, I did this and it killed the m/b , PCU, hard drives, very costly. :killcomp:

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:46 AM

Good advice in general, if it doesn't fit, don't force it.  You can make a square peg fit into a round hole, but probably not a good idea.

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