Originally Posted by JozefH
be sure to re read the above post as I edited it and added some info for you
Oh, thank you for the tips. Indeed I had rotated the connectors, so I don't think it is a problem at all. But anyway, I'll double check since I messed up with it today after the problems started.
Originally Posted by Kota
I just tore apart a spare PC and I found that the EPS12V connectors on the motherboard and PSU are exactly the same as yours. Both 4-pins connect how you have them pictured: the one with alternating square and notched subconnectors goes on the right and the one with all notched subconnectors goes on the left. For the left connector, the notched subconnectors on the PSU cable fit inside the squared subconnectors on the mobo.
I noticed that once when I tried to plug both, but I wasn't sure if I could really do that, since the MoBo doesn't have clear informations about individual pin voltages, my manual is in chinese and I didn't want to risk plugging +12V to a ground pin. But it's good to know, I'll have a try with both cables plugged in.
@I want to ask one more question! I'm not very deep into OverClocking and I'm not very familiar with Asus BIOS Setup (I'm an oldschool AMI Bios guy =P, from the times we used to overclock with switches and jumpers onboard). Said that, I'm not very aware of which are safe settings for my bios, as I messed around a bit in the setup and I saw there are no "Disabled" switches to overclock, only "Auto" and "Manual".
Which should be the optimal manual settings to explicitly turn off any possible attempt of Asus AI to speedup my system and overheat anything?
I would be very grateful if I had even few brief directives so if I manage to rush int bios setup, I know what to prior before the computer shuts down again!
Thank you everyone! You all are being very helpful!Update:
I tried connecting both EPS12V instead of only one, but got the same issue. I'll try to remove the battery and unplug the PSU and leave like this overnight.Update 2:
I decided to do some tests before letting the main board discharge, so I plugged everything back and tried to turn on. Then, one by one I removed the following components:
All the case wiring
All USB devices
1st RAM card
2nd RAM card
And I noticed that after each of these steps, when I pressed the power button, the amount of time that the fans spinned slightly increased.
Could it be that my PSU is not providing enough power for everything that is plugged to my computer?
Could it be that any of my devices (or even some specific part of my MoBo like the south bridge) is short-circuited and therefore consuming more power than it should?Update 3:
Still behaves weird. Sometimes when I have nothing (absolutely nothing, just the main board and the main board power supply cable, not the EATX cable), when I hold up the MemOK button for 3 seconds, the board will start up and keep spinning the coolers until I shutdown, even if I toggle TPU or EPU switches. If I add the RAM cards, it will continue turning on, but will present the well-known P67 Double-boot issue - but after the second boot, it will keep running until I shutdown. Any other peripheral I try to plug in, or if I try to plug the EATX cables, or the video card, or even USB Mouse / PS2 Keyboard, it will go back to the original problem: The MemOK led blinks once and the computer turns off and won't turn on again before I switch the PSU off and on. After that happens, even if I strip everything off again, the computer will not turn on through this process anymore for quite a while. I have to wait like 30 minutes with everything stripped off (including battery removed and CLRTC jumper set to clear CMOS) to make these things work like that.
Right now my MoBo is without battery and without cables resting outside the case and I'll give it a day off before I try anything new! If anyone has any advice, I'd be glad to hear!
Also, I found this
topics while googling around. Situations were quite similar to mine. Should I consider RMA?
Thank you all!Edited by stephenkall - 6/24/12 at 10:02pm