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How do i know where to plug in the power cables on the motherboard?

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My motherboard is going to be here in about 5 hours and I'm not sure where i plug in the power stuff at. Is it just an "if it fits, plug it in there" kinda thing?
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Your motherboard's manual will have clear instructions on what goes where. Diagrams and labels will guide you.
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Which MOBO, the Tforce? I will paint a pic hold on.

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Your motherboard's manual will have clear instructions on what goes where. Diagrams and labels will guide you.
Yep, power leads should have a label on them like mine has 'pwr' on it. then you plug it into the corresponding slot labeled in the manual.

It's that simple
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You will have a 24 to 20+4 pin mobo power connector. This is the largest cable from your power supply. It is usually located along the side of the mobo that will face the 5.25" drive bays. Also, since this is a pentium, you will have a 4 pin in a 2x2 connection that will power the penitum on the board. Those are usually at the top of the motherboard nearest the power supply (that is if you power supply is at the top). Everything else will be easy!
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Do not plug the cords in if your not certain that it is the correct place. The manual and instructions should have a description and drawing on where to put what cords where. If you still have trouble finding them, Post what mobo you bought and im sure someone will help you.
    
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