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As some of you may now I have been having some problems with my computer, and I think I may have found the answer but am not sure. Earlier when I was unplugging some cables from my motherboard, and when I unplugged the 24-pin power connector from the motherboard, I noticed that one of the pins was missing from it. I looked at my psu, and a couple others on newegg, and none of them were missing any pins. Here's some pictures to help you see what I mean.

Here's my PSU cable:



And here's my PSU in a pic from newegg:




And if you want to know more stuff about the problems I've been having here are the links to the two threads that I've created:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/64...lp-thread.html
http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...w-startup.html
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post #2 of 59
Opps... that is the same as my PS so not to worry ... seems it's a 24 pin design!
    
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yeah, call ur psu supplier and *****
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Odd... actually I just chceked the other 24 pin PS and it has a "white" wire there!
    
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post #5 of 59
The missing wire is the -5volt one and is not needed anymore. Most new psu's do not have it anymore. It is nothing to worry about.

edit: I doubt it has anything to do with the problems in your linked post's as the wire was never there to begin with.
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post #6 of 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjlietz
The missing wire is the -5volt one and is not needed anymore. Most new psu's do not have it anymore. It is nothing to worry about.
He is correct...
THe 24 pin ATX12V 2.01 standard ommitted that connection.
Apparently some manufactures include them for reverse compatibility for the earlier standards w/20 pins.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
He is correct...
THe 24 pin ATX12V 2.01 standard ommitted that connection.
Ya I had to figure it out after testing many customers psu's at work that were all missing the -5v light on the tester.
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post #8 of 59
I did a dig on the 2.01 standard and pulled up the specs
http://www.formfactors.org/developer...20PSDG2.01.pdf
    
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Grr...if that's not the problem then I really don't know what is causing it. I don't know if you read my other thread but when I try to format it it says that there are no partitions. And it seems like it just randomly seems to work and randomly sometimes doesn't work.
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post #10 of 59
Is the drive on SATA #3 utilizing the nForce SATA controler.
Is that drive listed as BOOT?
Did you load the SATA/RAID drivers twice?
When you F6 and finally get the "S" for drivers, load once then repeat loading them!
    
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