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i recently upgraded to an HAF 932. With my old case, i have no problems. After i installed everything, When i went to boot for the first time in the new case, The computer kept turning on and off. After about 5 seconds of this, i hit the power button to stop this. I turned the computer on again and it booted with a voltage change error of some sort. I hit enter and the computer booted fine. The next day or two, i did not get this error or have anymore problems. My computer was not turned on for 2 days while i was at work, So this morning when i turned it on i was met with the same voltage error again. I hit enter and the computer works fine. The only thing i changed going from my old case to my new case was that i used the provided cpu power extension cable. Is it possible this cable could be causing this? Is this problem a concern at all even if the cable is causing this? Running prime95 and ibt w/avx shows my CPU voltage staying the same as it did before. All help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 9
"provided cpu power extension cable"
I am sure that this may have something to do with it, there is no way your cable will reach with out it?
Another possibility is extra standoffs shorting out the motherboard, or some wire clip I/O plate clip shorting the board out.
Try removing the power extension cable, and if that doesn't help then take the thing out of the case and look for any metal contact.
Also if you resort to taking the mobo out of the case then set it up on a card board box (or anything non conductive, but very clean like paper).
If this error is still there then try clearing the cmos (I think there is a jumper on that board), If none of this works than give us more details on the "error", because something may have been damaged during the move.

You would need to do more research on the exact "voltage error", it could be harmless, it could be fine for a few months, but it could also be doing long term damage. Regardless, an error/warning/problem is a problem, and should be solved
Edited by Omega329 - 5/28/11 at 5:49am
    
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Make sure that extension cable is plugged all the way in on both ends. If the problem persists, try it without the extension (you'll probably have to run the cable across the motherboard instead of behind it)

If still an issue then, like Omega329 said, remove the motherboard and try again.
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post #4 of 9
The suggestions above are excellent.

In addition, make sure the cable headers of the front panel of 932 (particularly the Power + Reset) are inserted fully and properly into the right pins of the motherboard. Make sure no pins are bent or crooked.

There is also a very slim possibility that the Front Panel's Power button might be faulty. Keep this in mind as the final check.
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thanks for the help. im pretty sure that no damage was done during the move over, i was extremely careful and the haf has so much room it was easy. also, i made sure all my motherboard risers were aligned for the holes properly with no extras installed. the cpu power cable will reach without the extension but it goes right infont of the rear fan and cpu fan. what i dont get it how it works fine as long as you power the computer on once a day. im guessing the bios is detecting a quick voltage drop which spikes the error. pressing enter bypasses the error and windows starts fine. if i shutdown and power it back up it works as normal. shutting down and letting it sit for hours on end and powering it backup also gives me no error, it works fine as it should. strange problem this is indeed...
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I removed the extension cable and have not gotten the voltage error yet. I think i fixed the problem. Thanks to all who helped
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Originally Posted by GMcDougal View Post
I removed the extension cable and have not gotten the voltage error yet. I think i fixed the problem. Thanks to all who helped
Good to hear! Hopefully it stays that way. Perhaps one of the extension cable's pins does not make proper contact but does just enough?
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ill know when i get home in a few days, letting the computer sit triggered it also. i think ive read that the corsair hx 850 has special ends and it takes a corsair extension cable to work properly. i gathered this off the corsair forum somewhere.
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post #9 of 9
That sounds like exactly what you're experiencing. The provided CPU power extension cable, apparently, won't allow enough amperage through it in order to provide the requested CPU voltage. For example, if the provided extenstion is a mere 16ga wire and the stock wire is 12-14ga, there's your issue. Contact Corsair and get their recommended extension, if you'd like to use one
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