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post #61 of 93
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Time to knock out the PCI-E cable...I think you guys will like what I am going to do with it.
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post #62 of 93
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Time to knock out the PCI-E cable...I think you guys will like what I am going to do with it.
Alright, after 11 hours, time for an update. I got as far as I could without removing the PCI-E pins off the female housing (that I did earlier). I caved in and ordered a PCI-E pin remover off FrozenCPU which ideally will be here by Friday. Else, I'll be pretty screwed

Anyway, just some pictures. Notice the heatshrinked 2 extra pins that come off 2 existing wires, those are essentially in place when I move to PCI-E 2.0 connectors (8-pin PCIe). The 6-pin housing will come off, replaced by the 8-pin. The heatshrink will be cut and the pins placed in the proper sockets. Problem solved

Anyway, with not much more work to be done until Friday on these cables, I can now plan and focus on what I'll be doing to the Rocketfish But that is for a separate log.



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post #63 of 93
It appears that you added an additional +12V pin and an extra Gnd pin to the harness; but AFAIK the 8-pin PCI-e power adds 2 extra Gnd lines and no further +12V lines.
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post #64 of 93
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Aw hell, you're right. Thanks for catching me.

On my way to my morning leak (TMI much?) I figured out a way to fix it without desoldering the wires to the pins- What I'll do is put the "+12v" line I have (green wire) into the ground position, then place a bit of heatshrink on the other end to signal that it is a ground wire. Problem solved
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post #65 of 93
you'd then also have to make on of the black wires green (or wire up another green wire w/o the extra pin) so that everything matches up
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post #66 of 93
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Yeah, I'm just going to switch the wires...The doubled up pins (2 wires per pin) were soldered on so I don't want to have to desolder them. I'll just put both doubled pins (1 green, 1 black) to ground, and make sure I get the black one right.
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post #67 of 93
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Okay, got the right tool today for removing PCI-Express and 24-pin ATX pins. Let the fun commence! Posting pictures will be more difficult as my RAM is now on RMA back to Team Research. Finally.

Pictures will probably be tomorrow.
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post #68 of 93
The ATX pin remover really does make life easier; but it's still a pit tricky to pull the pins.
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Yeah, it still requires a little bit of skill to get it right. I just took all the pins out in <2 minutes. Works fantastic. Hopefully I can get all the wires redone tonight, that would be fantastic
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Yeah, it still requires a little bit of skill to get it right. I just took all the pins out in <2 minutes. Works fantastic. Hopefully I can get all the wires redone tonight, that would be fantastic
Just a thought would'nt have been easier to remove one pin at a time, cover it and reinsert it, then go on to the next one. Makes it less likely of putting the wires in the wrong hole.
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