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OCZ 450w modular
Enermax 500w modular

I have a connector that came with my CM STACKER that I use to connector both PSUs.

The connector have 3 connectors: one to the motheboard, one to the PSU that powers the MB, and one that turns on the other PSU.

My system won't boot right when I try to boot both PSUs. The monitor doesn't turn on.

Does this have something to do with the fact that I have the 24 pin connector and the piece I use to connect the PSUs is 20?

Probably the motherboard or something....
    
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Originally Posted by erb View Post
OCZ 450w modular
Enermax 500w modular

I have a connector that came with my CM STACKER that I use to connector both PSUs.

The connector have 3 connectors: one to the motheboard, one to the PSU that powers the MB, and one that turns on the other PSU.

My system won't boot right when I try to boot both PSUs. The monitor doesn't turn on.

Does this have something to do with the fact that I have the 24 pin connector and the piece I use to connect the PSUs is 20?

Probably the motherboard or something....
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If your video card uses a pcie connector I am guessing that the PSUs are not starting at exactly the same time. So the video card is not getting its juice until after the mobo is starting its POST.

Are you certain that the second psu is getting turned on?
    
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Yes, I am certain the 2nd PSU is on. All the components connected to both PSUs are powered.

I don't think its the video card not getting the juice at the right time. If it was, the system would boot, it just powers up.

I'll tinker around with this later... I only wanted the 2 PSUs for when I upgrade to SLI. Plus its nice to have when I OC.
    
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You say the connector is only 20-pin? Does that mean that 4 of the pins on the motherboard are empty? If so, that is your problem right there.
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You say the connector is only 20-pin? Does that mean that 4 of the pins on the motherboard are empty? If so, that is your problem right there.
Ok, I was offended by that.

I'll post some pictures when I obtain the camera later on today. I sliced my finger open, don't feel like typing a lot right now.
    
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