Originally Posted by LifIsPeachy02
I fixed my problem. Turns out, instead of putting the 6 pin + 2 pin connector in the 8 pin hole at the top of the motherboard, if i put the 4 pin connector in there it works fine. I think i will go get a 8 pin connector for that spot just in case. It feels weird having a 4 pin connector where an 8 pin connector is supposed to go.
I appreciate everyone trying to help me out. Thank you.
6 PIN + 2 PIN??
There is no such thing as a 6 pin ATX12V connector!!
Don't tell me you plugged in the VIDEO CARD power connector into the CPU 12v connector! /facepalm
I bet that's exactly what you were doing....you're lucky you didn't fry something!
The 8 pin EPS12V connector is always one eight pin or two four pins attached (it's sometimes two four pins, as for older motherboards that only have a 4 pin, you can detatch half the 8 pin and use that). They are also keyed so it shouldn't be possible to put in a PCIE connector into that slot. It might be changed on newer PSU's, but usually, the CPU connector is white, and the PCIE connector is black....