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This is a common recommendation because there is no load on the psu if nothing is connected to it.  Power supplies don't like to be run open ended... especially ATX power supplies.

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Im not going against anyone's word here so

Do as Makai suggest :tazz:
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Well, in a way, that's good! Hopefully, you can RMA the power supply. When you buy your new power supply, I would recommend you do an outside hook up just like you just did to see if your cpu fans spins, etc.

BUT... before doing that, I would turn the motherboard over and visually check near all the mounting screws if you can see anywhere the motherboard could have touched the case mounting posts. Look for any small crushed traces. If you don't find any, and the mb worked fine on the cardboard, then you can go ahead and mount the mb into the case. I hope this next power supply is good!
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Onecool, that was sweet! But like I said, this is a common recommendation for an UNLOADED PSU. Your Koolance may be good enough to load the PSU as it's connected to the +5v lines.
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im going to go pick up the pSU ill get back to u guys later... the mobo is fine hopefully.
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Yes, let us know how it goes.

Good luck! :tazz:
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Im running a test.

I just pulled a old 350w PSU from a old case and running it with NOTHING connected to it :)


Im such a geek!!! :tazz:


If my house burns down...I will believe :)
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Thanks Onecool, when you recommend to a poster here to do that, and it blows his PSU, I hope you will be there to pick up the tab! :tazz: :) :)

By the way, this recommendation is not because of something I've read. I've seen it happen. :ph34r:

Edited by makai, 15 August 2005 - 01:47 PM.

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children....don't make me turn this car around....if i have to stop one more time WE ARE NOT GOING TO DISNEYLAND!
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Ok dad... but can you drop Onecool off in Never-Never land! :) :tazz: :)
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Are we there yet!! :tazz: :ph34r:







I was joking...nothing more :) :)
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see......this is why star trek conventions always end in a klingon getting hurt......get too many geeks in one place and all heck breaks loose

Edited by dsenette, 16 August 2005 - 01:00 PM.

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you said to place an end on 14 and 15 correct?
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Yes, 14 and 15. But, did you check the motherboard around the screw holes for any signs of damage? You have to check both the top and bottom of the mobo.
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