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post #11 of 42
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might be.. i cant take mine out though :S is there an easy way to check that.
Yeah, you can find a cheap Power Supply Tester. around $8

To test you just need to unplug your 20/24 pin, and the 4/8 pin from the MoBo.
(some testers will require you to unplug all internal devices)
Edited by t0adphr0g - 4/24/11 at 12:52am
post #12 of 42
Does the motherboard have onboard video? If so, try using it, take out the video card as well (less power consumption if it's a psu issue).
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post #13 of 42
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Yeah, you can find a cheap Power Supply Tester. around $8

To test you just need to unplug your 20/24 pin, and the 4/8 pin from the MoBo.
(some testers will require you to unplug all internal devices)
Those imo aren't all that handy.. Only thing I can find a use is to see if the psu will power on... But a paperclip is cheaper


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it does have onboard and i did try the onboard just now (had to find connector) and still nothing. I am trying to get a hold of a PSU should a 450Watt power it on?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103244 with an Asus MOBO and 4gb ram (can take a stick out)
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and the PSU turns on, everything powers on and seems fine.
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Depends on the brand.. But yeah green wire to black wire.with a paperclip on the 24 pin.

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Those imo aren't all that handy.. Only thing I can find a use is to see if the psu will power on... But a paperclip is cheaper


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Umm.. obvously it is powering on so the paperclip is not an intelligent option.
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Umm.. obvously it is powering on so the paperclip is not an intelligent option.
lol thanks for making me laugh. I needed that. I am a bit worried about this right now.
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The psu testers for one aren't very accurate. Also what I.d try woulda be to load the psu up a bit and jump it..., I should have clarified that in my last post.

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for some reason i always forget about a PSU being able to do stuff like this...
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