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post #1 of 9
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Just wondering, begining to sleeve the 24 pin ATX connector and there are alot of reds and blacks and oranges etc, do they have to go back into the same place or can, say and orange go back to another place where and orange used to go or can a red change places with another red, if you get me. Obviously i know that i cant change colours about but im taking about the same colorus here? Thanks
post #2 of 9
While the colors represent their voltage or whatever they are meant for. I still wouldn't do that.
    
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I would not do that.
    
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I dont think it would really matter since its still getting the same voltage, however I would not attempt to do that. Id put every wire back in the slot it was in.
post #5 of 9
What I do is remove 3 wires, sleeve them, put them back in, then proceed to the next 3
post #6 of 9
You also have to remember that one of the connectors (i forget which one) has and empty slot where no wire goes into.
post #7 of 9
thats not a good method, when i sleeved my cables i did one wire at a time, theres an empty slot in the center and there are two wires that go in one slot. What you're doing might work but i recommend you plug everything as it was in case you want to jumpstart your psu or test the voltages.
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yea i know, there is a PSU guru on here somewhere maybe he would know anyway the reason i did take them all out was because they were completely tangled coming out of the psu goin into the ATX, so i just numbers them all one to 20, taken them all out, about to put them back in then start sleeving one at a time.

Long method, but i wanted it clean and tidy.
post #9 of 9
As long as you're following the proper color code you're fine; using your example of an orange wire (3.3V) this can go to any of pins 1,2,12, or 13 of the 24-pin ATX connector. The reason I say this is that inside the PSU for any given connector, all the wires of a certain voltage come from the same spot and are electrically the same; with multi-rail PSUs, even so there is more than one 12V rail, all the 12V lines on one connector are from the same rail.
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