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I recently made a diagram of my PSU cables while removing them from the connector. I didn't mark the cables themselves and realized that 4 out of the 24 cables are slightly smaller in diameter. Do these 4 cables have to go in a certain spot or can they be placed in any spot on the connector? The PSU is the OCZ ZT 750W.
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Dont know anything about that psu specifically, but generally wires are a different gauge for a reason (generally being more volt through that line). You may want to find someone with a similar psu and study the connector to see where they go just to be safe. Or look online till you find a bunch of pictures and study as close as you can:



hopefully something will show you what your looking for. Who knows maybe someone here will know for sure tongue.gif
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I recently made a diagram of my PSU cables while removing them from the connector. I didn't mark the cables themselves and realized that 4 out of the 24 cables are slightly smaller in diameter. Do these 4 cables have to go in a certain spot or can they be placed in any spot on the connector? The PSU is the OCZ ZT 750W.

It is always best to keep the smaller wires where they are as most of the time they are sense wires. you can change them to 18 or 16awg and not have a problem. Normally I use the split wire method on those and use 18awg to clean them up.

Also if you have a double wire that goes to the same hole as a double wire you can cut the small one off. But only if they both goto the same place.
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EDIT: My PC is up and running. Is there a way to test if I got my pin configuration correct? I'm running HWMonitor and it's giving crazy readings for the motherboard voltages.

+3.3v = 2.016v
+5v = 3.367v
-12v = -7.104v
-5v = -6v
+5v VCCH = 2.822v
VBAT = 1.560v

I studied images of the 24 pin connector as closely as possible and think I have the placement about 90% correct. The PC has been up and running for about 8 hours with no problems. Hopefully it doesn't burn to the ground.
Edited by street1030 - 8/28/13 at 7:05pm
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PSU testers are like $20 and a good investment against frying your expensive hardware smile.gif

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yeah you got something out of wack those numbers are hopefully wrong. I would also recommend using hwinfo64 its a much more up to date and accurate program for voltages:

http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/hwinfo64_download.html
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