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Here is 350a pic of part of my mobo. Asus P8p67 ws.

You see the power spots at the bottom? There is a giant 20-something pin and a 4-pin molex. Well my psu molex plug was too tight and it ripped off the mobo molex pins...

So I have been using my computer without it connected....lol....

I can't have any down time and I don't give a **** about any of the parts I just can't have any down time.

Is this going to be a problem? What are the downsides? Should I RMA the MoBo?

In the last 24hrs my computer has had 3 random shutdowns, event id 41's, I have no idea what is causing it....could it be the lack of molex power? Keep in mind the pins have been broken for months...
Edited by FEAST - 2/17/12 at 9:38am
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post #2 of 9

That molex is most likely for giving extra power to your pci-e lanes, so it wont affect anything if you don't use it (only needed for extreme overclocking). Only problem is that the pins are ripped out, that might be causing your bsod from shorting out or something

 

Could you provide the whole bsod code and I'll look it up for you?

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BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0


- Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- System>
Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
EventID>41
Version>2
Level>1
Task>63
Opcode>0
Keywords>0x8000000000000002
TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-02-17T17:16:16.914807700Z" />
EventRecordID>170000
Correlation />
Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
Channel>System
Computer>PANTHER
Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
/System>
- EventData>
Data Name="BugcheckCode">0
Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0
Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0
Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0
Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0
Data Name="SleepInProgress">false
Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0
/EventData>
/Event>
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What does that say above the plug and do you know what it's for? It looks like "EZ plug". I'm not familiar w/ ASUS mobos but a bit of research makes that sound like something related to their ez mode or uefi..

EDIT:
Quote:
The EZ Plug is a 4-pin Molex connector used to deliver additional power to your motherboard (Connection is fully optional though).
http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/asus_p8p67_ws_revolution/3

Looks like you gotta lose/reduce your OC. I'd assume that's where the power is going.

I had the 41 when I needed more vcore.
Edited by BlackVenom - 2/17/12 at 9:52am
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Are you overclocked? Because so far it's looking as though instability is causing your shut downs 

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There's no way...I am running 4.7ghz with a vcore of 1.4.........my OC has been stable for months....it was prime 95 stable 12hrs at 1.4.....it crashes when idling and it passed that?
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Could my GPU's be sucking down the power and the molex is the choke point? I don;t know - nothing has really changed hardware wise recently...I have been running prime 95 for the last 5min and it's still flawless at 4.7 @ 55deg cels....
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post #8 of 9
sometimes with sb..there's some "burning in" and after a while of use ...they need a wee bit more juice
to be stable at same settings.The molex is for providing extra juice to the pcie slots..so..unless you're running 3+ video cards..should be a non-issue
 
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Having hibernation enabled was causing random crashing. The two things should be of no relation but apparently they are.
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