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I have an asus p6t deluxe with a eatx12v socket with 8 pins.

AT first the computer started shutting off after doing a heavy load work. (3d rendering)The computer stopped entering post.

now the board lights up but doesnt enter the post phase ( usually you hear a beep).

the 4 fin female connector that was on it initially was burnt out. The eatx12v connector that is fitted to the board is brownish black on the inside holes.

(also i want to say that the board has the 8 pin connector but there was a black cover over 4 of the holes so i just used my 4 pin that came with the psu)

the four pin male on the wire for my psu is also kind of burned out.

I have some images for a better idea of the situation.







thats the situation.

As a result of this I have a couple of questions.

Can i get replacement connectors and-

1 solder them to the board
( i mean the 8 pin eatx12v connector)


2. the psu cable itself( maybe replace the 4pin eps12v connector )


3 Can i evenuse the 8 pin connector supplied with my psu to power the board?

please help, im looking for connectors on mouser and digikey but im not too sure what replacement parts i have to describe to get them in search.

So, I guess I'm asking for alot.
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first off i would say your psu's internal safety gaurds for power spikes and shorts is done, so with that said i would buy a new psu and because it shorted out there is damage to your board and you will need at very minimal a new mobo
    
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did i read right? you only used 4 of the 8 holes? hmmm.

don't do it again. please.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by outtamymind View Post
first off i would say your psu's internal safety gaurds for power spikes and shorts is done, so with that said i would buy a new psu and because it shorted out there is damage to your board and you will need at very minimal a new mobo
I thought as much but I tried booting it up and it was booting up fine this morning its just today that this started happening. I would like to explore other options before dropping this board for a new one. Even if it involves some soldering.
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did i read right? you only used 4 of the 8 holes? hmmm.

don't do it again. please.
point taken.

I still have the problem though. I cant really not do a board that is not posting.

if it gets really bad,

should i wait for ivybridge or just get a replace 1366 board and psu?
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You likely drew more current than the two +12v pins could handle and fried it.

You could have and should have used the 8-pin, that plastic connector comes off.

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Originally Posted by burntheskies View Post
should i wait for ivybridge or just get a replace 1366 board and psu?
PSU might have been saved by it's OCP. I would try to power it up while it's not plugged in to anything, test the rails with a multimeter and if they seem reasonably sound, try it on a different system.

You may also be able to RMA the PSU, and maybe even the board, though the latter is unlikely.

Chances are that the CPU survived, but you should test it, as well as your other components before you try to replace or sell the board.

Very respectable LGA-1366 boards can be had for low prices if you shop around (check OCNs FS/FT forum), and if everything else works, or can be RMAed, it is worthwhile to just replace the board.
Edited by Blameless - 8/20/11 at 3:57pm
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if you have the money to replace your rig, then go SB. they pretty much solve every problems that came up (beta testing is complete).

and do not use the same psu brand or model.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by burntheskies View Post
I have an asus p6t deluxe with a eatx12v socket with 8 pins.

AT first the computer started shutting off after doing a heavy load work. (3d rendering)The computer stopped entering post.

now the board lights up but doesnt enter the post phase ( usually you hear a beep).

the 4 fin female connector that was on it initially was burnt out. The eatx12v connector that is fitted to the board is brownish black on the inside holes.

(also i want to say that the board has the 8 pin connector but there was a black cover over 4 of the holes so i just used my 4 pin that came with the psu)

the four pin male on the wire for my psu is also kind of burned out.

I have some images for a better idea of the situation.

thats the situation.

As a result of this I have a couple of questions.

Can i get replacement connectors and-

1 solder them to the board
( i mean the 8 pin eatx12v connector)


2. the psu cable itself( maybe replace the 4pin eps12v connector )


3 Can i evenuse the 8 pin connector supplied with my psu to power the board?

please help, im looking for connectors on mouser and digikey but im not too sure what replacement parts i have to describe to get them in search.

So, I guess I'm asking for alot.
Hmmm bad move, you should have used the 8 pin in that slot. I read that it is possible to use the 4 pin, BUT definitely not for heavy usage scenarios, maybe more for temporary/testing. Probably tried to pull to much juice from that and melted itself.

You were supposed to use the 8 pin in the first place, although IF you can replace the socket on the board, then it might work. Depends how much melted, if it is just the socket that got burned/damaged and nothing below it or the rest of the mobo.. then it could be possible to replace it and use the proper 8 pin in there.

I'm not really sure where you could look for replacements but digikey or the other is probably a good start.

As for the PSU, not sure if that would kill it off either, have to wait for some other opinions on this.
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i just want to have this pc hold out till the end of the year to see what mass upgrades i can do

maybe 2x solid state raid 0

maybe wait for octacore, or ivybridge

if not ill get a x79 board with more sata slots

I havent really planned anything yet just because of the money situation

THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR TIME AND CRITS!
Edited by burntheskies - 8/20/11 at 4:18pm
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