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post #11 of 15
I have a question about this as well. Right next to the 8-pin connector for the CPU power, there is an additional 4-pin connecter labeled E-ATX and I was wondering if that should have a power cable attached to it? I have both my 24 pin mobo and 8 pin cpu and the 4 pin right next to it. Should I remove it? Does it hurt it if I don't have it? Whats it for?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Brearios View Post

I have a question about this as well. Right next to the 8-pin connector for the CPU power, there is an additional 4-pin connecter labeled E-ATX and I was wondering if that should have a power cable attached to it? I have both my 24 pin mobo and 8 pin cpu and the 4 pin right next to it. Should I remove it? Does it hurt it if I don't have it? Whats it for?

Its for additional power delivery during LN2 overclocks. You can leave it plugged in if you already have it plugged in it doesn't hurt or increase temps.
post #13 of 15
Thanks C900712,

I'm not sure why I connected it. When I read the install instructions it said to make sure all the power connections had a cable otherwise it wouldn't boot. I would prefer to take it off simply because it frees up cable management space which makes sense, but if its giving me better power I can leave it.
post #14 of 15
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not sure if you solved this
this is a common problem on this board when you install the MPCIE combo card it shorts out the board.
if you install the card without using the bracket and screws it should work

Yeah, I forgot to update this thread with the fix I figured out. I ended up posting the fix on the ROG forums a while ago. I noticed you have to register to the ROG forums just to see the pics so il repost the fix here as well.

My post on ROG forums
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If you do everything mentioned in the original post and your computer STILL WONT BOOT UP. Then try this (I actually think this is the MAIN reason why this is happening to a lot of MVF owners)

Take the BRACKET OFF of the mPCIe card and reinstall the card without the bracket and watch it boot up smile.gif

It turns out that this bracket is whats shorting it (or the screw?).

I was really stressed out when I was able to fix it myself and I didn't care to troubleshoot the exact reason why this was happening. The only thing that i tried was putting the bracket back on and reseating it without it screwed onto the MB and it would boot. But once I put the bottom screw on the MB it just wouldn't post. At this point I had lost all my patience and just finished the rig and left the bracket off. My wireless works perfect (I don't have any Bluetooth devices so I cant check if that works or not).

If you end up using the card without the bracket then make sure you IGNORE the steps that the manual gives to install the mPCIe card. Its better to attach the antennas before installing it on the MB and angle the leads towards each other and OVER the plastic bracket that wraps around the mPCIe card. DON'T route the wires under the plastic bracket because it actually PINCHES the wires. From here, install it on the motherboard and go ahead and put it into the case then just route them to the I/O shield.

Heres some pics. Hope this helps!



post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Brearios View Post

Thanks C900712,
I'm not sure why I connected it. When I read the install instructions it said to make sure all the power connections had a cable otherwise it wouldn't boot. I would prefer to take it off simply because it frees up cable management space which makes sense, but if its giving me better power I can leave it.

unplugging it will not lower your performance unless you plan on doing some super overclocking
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