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Hello, guys. First of all I'll start with my specs.

Cooler Master HAF 932 Case
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W PSU
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Motherboard
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768
Seagate Barracude 1TB HDD (SATA)

EDIT: Also, my Video Card is an ATI Radeon HD 5770, but I haven't even connected it yet due to the PSU not even turning on.

For some reason my PSU isn't turning on when I try to power up the computer. I'm not sure if the system panel connectors could cause this, but i'm pretty much sure i hooked those up right.

It's been a few years since I built my last computer, so I have another question. On the motherboard I currently have, I connect one of the 4x4 CPU pins to the motherboard 12v EXT spot correct? Where do the other three that the PSU have go?

Any help would be appreciated


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Did you plug in the CPU to the outlet? and connect the 12V ATX motherboard plug? And connect both 4pin 12v to the motherboard. You have a 8pin connector so put the 2x4pin together and connect them.
 

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Hello, guys. First of all I'll start with my specs.

Cooler Master HAF 932 Case
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W PSU
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz
Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Motherboard
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768
Seagate Barracude 1TB HDD (SATA)

EDIT: Also, my Video Card is an ATI Radeon HD 5770, but I haven't even connected it yet due to the PSU not even turning on.

For some reason my PSU isn't turning on when I try to power up the computer. I'm not sure if the system panel connectors could cause this, but i'm pretty much sure i hooked those up right.

It's been a few years since I built my last computer, so I have another question. On the motherboard I currently have, I connect one of the 4x4 CPU pins to the motherboard 12v EXT spot correct? Where do the other three that the PSU have go?

Any help would be appreciated


-The Noob.


The problem is that your PSU isn't turning on?

I'd like you to try it from outside the rig.

Unplug every cable from your parts, and use a piece of wire to short the green wire to any black wire on the 24-pin ATX connector.

Then plug the PSU in to a wall socket and see if it turns on.

If it turns on when isolated from your rig, I suspect a short in your rig.
 

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Did you plug in the CPU to the outlet? and connect the 12V ATX motherboard plug? And connect both 4pin 12v to the motherboard. You have a 8pin connector so put the 2x4pin together and connect them.
I did plug the CPU into the outlet right next to where the heatsink and everything is installed.

The 12V ATX motherboard plug is located where?

I do have two of the four 2x4 pins connected, but there is still two more.

EDIT: When I do try to power on, while switching the power supply to off, it does make a very faint tick. That doesn't mean it's shorted does it?

EDIT 2: Also, the system panel connectors need to be connected to cause the power to turn on right? I'm having a hard time connecting those because the lettering is so small and half the damn words cover two or sometimes three spots.
 

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Its the 20+4 pin that goes to your motherboard

Make sure the breaker on the psu is in the correct positon (toward the -- and not the O)

And make sure the psu has the correct voltage selected (110 or 220)
 

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Its the 20+4 pin that goes to your motherboard

Make sure the breaker on the psu is in the correct positon (toward the -- and not the O)

And make sure the psu has the correct voltage selected (110 or 220)

There is no voltage selector on the outside... I haven't looked on the inside.

I do believe the Silent Pro 1000w has features automatic full range (100V-240V) AC line voltage selection, as is the case with most modern power supplies.

EDIT: I have the fan that is on the top of the case running to PWR_FAN, the fan to the rear of the case to CHA_FAN, the PSU to EATXPWR, CPU fan to CPU_FAN, and also have the PSU connected to EATX12v using two 2+4 connectors and still have two more from the PSU. Hopefully someone can find what I'm doing wrong.
 

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Does your mb have a power indicator? A little LED to show it has power?

I bet you have the power on backwards. Take something metal and bridge the pins for power on and see if it boots
 

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Does your mb have a power indicator? A little LED to show it has power?

I bet you have the power on backwards. Take something metal and bridge the pins for power on and see if it boots

Can you explain that in simple terms? I'm a little lost.

What connections do I have backwards? Can't I just switch them?
 

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Make sure the colored wire is on the + power button and the black wire is on the -
 

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Make sure the colored wire is on the + power button and the black wire is on the -

Are you talking about the system panel connectors?
 

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Are you talking about the system panel connectors?
Yes
 

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I believe the system panel connectors go in this order from left to right:

IDE LED (for the HDD I'm assuming....), +P LED, and -P LED...

EDIT: Problem is I can't find a diagram for which connectors go to which prongs... It's honestly confusing me... Never had this many issues with a motherboard or a PSU for that matter. Only the + and the - connectors have to be connected to the system panel for the PSU to turn on right? I'm not even worried about the motherboard or anything right now. I just want that damned PSU to turn on.
 

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touch something metal to the + and - for power and see if it fires up
 

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touch something metal to the + and - for power and see if it fires up
The the prongs on the motherboard? That's the problem, the diagram on the motherboard itself is so jumbled up, to be honest, I don't even know if I'm putting them on the correct prongs. I mean, I'm not a ****** by any means, but I am seriously starting to doubt myself lol.
 

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System panel wiring:



HAF 932 system cable colors (of each wire pair):

H.D.D. LED:....... Red + / White -
P.LED:............... Green + / White -
Power Switch:.. Orange + / White -
Reset Switch:.... Blue + / White -

Note: White is always - (ground)


Connection - cable colors:

 

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oh tehe, maybe you got the +/- mixed up on the power botton. on the pic described above, if you think you have them in the right way, flip them around. xD
 

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oh tehe, maybe you got the +/- mixed up on the power botton. on the pic described above, if you think you have them in the right way, flip them around. xD


I followed that diagram, still no power. I swapped the + and - around opposite the diagram, didn't work.

As for the person who posted about the paper clip, there is no black wire.
 

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I see several black wires on the 20+4 connector. Find the green wire, place one end of the paperclip in the hole, then place the other end into a black wire hole. This "fools" the PSU into thinking it is connected to a mobo. Plug in PSU and turn on. If it turns on, PSU is fine. If it does not, PSU is dead.
 
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