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Windows 7: Choosing A Motherboard

18 Jun 2011   #81
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Another idea occurred to me. My HAF 922 has an extra expansion slot independent of the motherboard, which sits vertically on the opposite side from the other slots. If I decide to mount the panel in the rear, using this it would be easier to see and reach...I'll have to think about it.


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18 Jun 2011   #82
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

That would work, and would avoid the usual tangle of wires in the rear.
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18 Jun 2011   #83
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Argg! This board has an 8 prone connector for The CPU, instead of 6 prone, like on my test power supply. The PS installed in my desktop does have an 8 prone connector, but I don't want to tear it apart just to bench test this board, but I guess there's no way around it...is there?
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18 Jun 2011   #84
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If you are talking about the CPU power connector, I guess I can't help. I've never heard of a 6 pin connector. Every board I have ever had was either 4 or 8. Don't most PSU's have a 4+4 ATX power cable? Wish we lived closer, I have 2 PSU's in my closet. But that's no help. I don't know if it is true, but I have been told that with an 8pin connection, the computer will boot with only a 4 pin connection. But that is up to you. I'm not sure what it would hurt to have not enough power. Seems it would either boot or not boot.
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18 Jun 2011   #85
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Your right, I was confusing a 6 prone plug for the graphics card with the CPU plug. It is a 4 prone cable, but I'm very reluctant to experiment with using it, so I guess that I'm going to have to start tearing the PC apart, and without a bench test.
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18 Jun 2011   #86
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Probably a good decision. I don't think experimenting with a new board is a good idea. If you did and the board had problems, you would always wonder if that was what caused it.
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18 Jun 2011   #87
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Before you break it down, make sure you don't have 2 4 prong cables on the PSU.
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18 Jun 2011   #88
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I found instructions in the user's manual that specifically states that it is okay to use a 4 pin CPU connector, instead of the eight pin, so I will bench test after all.
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18 Jun 2011   #89
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Before you break it down, make sure you don't have 2 4 prong cables on the PSU.
With the space between 2 and 4, I'm not sure if you actually mean 2 4 prong cables, or if it is a typo, however, if the latter, the user's manual also states that it can use either 20 or 24 pin ATX connector. I'll be using the 24 pin connector.
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18 Jun 2011   #90
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I found instructions in the user's manual that specifically states that it is okay to use a 4 pin CPU connector, instead of the eight pin, so I will bench test after all.
Good job. Some people have all the luck. Good luck hope it goes well for you. Let me know.
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