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I've got a Silverstone Strider |SST-ST60-ES , very nice, but the plug doesn't seem to fit the motherboard power socket right - the 24 pin main power socket.

I tried it on a couple of boards but I get the same thing - it won't go all the way in, there is about 1 millimetre clearance above the top of the socket.

The plug looks OK, no obvious bits of plastic sticking out, no obvious deformities, so I'm wondering if the pins are a bit too long ?

Does this happen ?
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Find an old MOBO you don't care about and jam it in - I'll bet it's just being difficult thumb.gif

ATX standard should guarantee that it fits, unless something you're not seeing is wrong inside one of the pins...
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I've got a Silverstone Strider |SST-ST60-ES , very nice, but the plug doesn't seem to fit the motherboard power socket right - the 24 pin main power socket.

I tried it on a couple of boards but I get the same thing - it won't go all the way in, there is about 1 millimetre clearance above the top of the socket.

The plug looks OK, no obvious bits of plastic sticking out, no obvious deformities, so I'm wondering if the pins are a bit too long ?

Does this happen ?


Look inside the plug and make sure no pins are bent. (The missing pins are normal)
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Find an old MOBO you don't care about and jam it in - I'll bet it's just being difficult thumb.gif

ATX standard should guarantee that it fits, unless something you're not seeing is wrong inside one of the pins...

Ain't got anything I can afford to break - though I have pushed it pretty firmly and it just won't go.

Nor can I see any blockages inside the pin holes.

So what is the ATX plug spec ? I can measure it and see if it needs filing down .
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Look inside the plug and make sure no pins are bent. (The missing pins are normal)

Yeah I got a torch and magnifying glass - seems OK though it's difficult to really see into it. There's just the one blank which is a hole with no contact, and that's the normal spec I'm sure.

Think I'll poke a paperclip in and see if it moves freely in all holes.
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Twizzled a dental probe round in the holes on the PSU plug, but still no good fit. It fits on a Gigabyte Z77 board OK, but Silverstone SST and Asrock FM2A75 Pro4 just don't seem to want to be friends.
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