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09- Lambert Nguyen[Wiring Problem]-4th Feb-2007

After reviewing your Posts – Here are some Upgrade Notes to consider –

THe wires coming out of the power supply only has a 20-pin connector, and on the motherboard, there is only a connecting head for a 20-pin connector.


(1) –
Looking at your Motherboard – It has a [4-Pin – 12V ATX Power Receptacle] provided – for your Processor
(See Thumbnail Attachments –) Located at Top - Left section of Motherboard next to CPU Socket - [EDIT NOTE]

Now your Supply should have either –

(1)- 12V ATX Power Plug – See Thumbnail Attachments –
(2)- 12V ATX Power Adapter Plug – (This may be supplied with your Motherboard)

The issue is not – Whether or not if your Supply has sufficient 12V Power for this CPU – but – That the 20 Pin ATX Power Connector is not –Safely rated for the Additional Wattage –

(2) –
You did not mention anything about – Video Processor Upgrade – If & when you do decide on a Video Update – You will run into

(1) Power Issue - Whether 450 Watts is – Peak or Average – [Edit Note]
(2) Connectivity Issues – which the Video Card should cover –

(3) -
You should browse thru the – System Building & Upgrading Forum – for help also – for items like Overclocking - Initial Booting – Upgrading BIOS – Troubleshooting – EDIT NOTE -


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Motherboard Attachment - 01_MSIK8T_Neo_V_Motherboard.jpg

12V ATX Connector Attachment - 01_12V_ATX_Motherboard_Receptacle.jpg

12V-ATX Power Adapter Cable Attachment -01_12V_ATX_Power_Adaapter_Plug.jpg

Edited by Jack123, 04 February 2007 - 10:44 AM.

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Actually I didn't notice this until now, I don't know why sorry. But connected to the 20-pin power supply is a 4-pin connector that is green.



So other that the 20-pin, there is a 4-pin coming out of the group of wires, but in a separate connector head. And the 4-pin receptacle you were talking about, I have used that for my fan over my processor.
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10- Lambert Nguyen[Wiring Problem]-4th Feb-2007

So other that the 20-pin, there is a 4-pin coming out of the group of wires, but in a separate connector head. And the 4-pin receptacle you were talking about, I have used that for my fan over my processor.


What are you saying?? – You are using the 4-Pin – 12 Volt ATX Adapter Cable – To power the CPU Fan – by using the Motherboard 4-Pin Receptacle & the Fan is connected to the Larger 4-Pin Connector of the Adapter Cable?? –

01_12V_ATX_Power_Adaapter_Plug.jpg


I don’t think you should do that!! – Pins 10 & 20 will exceed the Total Wattage Limit & will overheat & eventually short out pins 10 & 20 – The additional pins are required to distribute the total wattage within the recommended value –
This means that if you do not use the additional pins provided – The 20 pin connector will fail & burn the Motherboard at pins 10 & 20.
The PC will function with only the 20-pin Connector, but eventually will cause the Motherboard to – Prematurely Fail – with – Spectacular Noticeable Effects – Playing the High Performance Games for hours & hours would definitely give you some interesting side effects someday -

The purpose of the extra pins is to spread the – 5 Volt Load – 12 Volt Load & 3.3 Volt Load over a larger area – Keep in mind that the total area that is absorbing this heat - is the length & diameter of the Pins being used –
Notice that the high amperage pins are at the top & bottom of the connector – so there is more airflow to dissipate the heat – There is – Design Engineering – required to develop a Wiring Harness –

You should also note that the – Larger the Supply – The more Connectors are available to use – So when you are upgrading with additional peripherals – And run out of Connectors – That is your Canary Warning that you are probably overloading the Supply - And when that occurs – It also means you should upgrade/improve the – Cooling System and improve the Airflow –


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Edited by Jack123, 04 February 2007 - 10:37 PM.

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No I'm not using the adapter cable for the fan. My processor came with a fan. And on my old motherboard, the processor's fan went in the same spot. So I plugged in the fan's cable into that area. My motherboard didn't come with another cable as the one you are talking about.
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11- Lambert Nguyen[Wiring Problem]-5th Feb-2007


Here are Thumbnails of Motherboard – 4 PIN ATX-12V CPU Power Connector & The Mini FAN – Speed Control Connectors –

JPW1 is for the CPU Processor 12 Volt Power – This is the 4-Pin Power Connector describe in my –10th Post -
This is not a FAN Power Connector - It is an 12-Volt @ 18-AMP CPU Power Input Connector - It is a - Parallel 12 Volt Power Connection to the 20 Pin ATX Power Connector to [Pin-10] - Pin 10 cannot handle the 18 AMP 12 Volt Power without overheating - As Pin 19 & 20 are handling 5 Volts @ 25 AMPS -


The following are the 3-PIN MINI FAN CONNECTORS ON MOTHERBOARD
CFAN1 is CPU FAN POWER
CHFAN1 is for Chassis Fan Power
PFAN1 is for Power Fan Power -

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01_Mini_FAN_Connector.jpg


02_FAN_PWR.jpg


01_FAN_PWR.jpg

Edited by Jack123, 05 February 2007 - 04:48 PM.

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Oh wow, do I feel like a noob. The CPU fan's has a different connector than that 4-pin you were talking about. My fan's wire is connected into the right place. The 4-pin receptacle is connected with wires coming from power supply. I just looked into my case without taking off a side, and that is why i mixed up, sorry Jack123.
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