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can't connect 3-pin fan connector to mobo

Q: can't connect 3-pin fan connector to mobo

Hi guys. I just received a PC a bought online. The motherboard is a "ASUS 1155 P8H61-M". The thing is that I ordered an extra fan apart with the one that comes with the case, and the thing is that this extra fan they gave me has a 3-pin female connector (see first image).
My motherboard only has 1 male 3-pin connector, and its reserved for the cpu fan. It also
has 1 male 4-pin connector but its occupied but the fan that comes with the case...
There is a weird series of 7 pin connectors in which my fan connector would fit, but I'm not sure if those are meant for fans 'cause to those 7-pin connectors my HDMI audio and USB connectors are connected....

My psu has no 3-pin male connectors, just more female 3-pin ones or some weird 4-big pin ones (see second pic).... what should I do?? Is there some kind of attachment I need to buy?

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A: can't connect 3-pin fan connector to mobo

sorry not 7-pin connectors.. they have 9 pins

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My wife's computer - spec build: MoBo MSI A55M-P33 /N1996 / MS 7786 v.1.0. I found a MoBo description (on internet) which says it has a FDD connection. I think I've looked everywhere but haven't found it. Is it there or not?

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How does one tell if their mobo has a 20 or 24 pin power connector (short of opening up the case and looking)?

EMachines T3508 Desktop

Intel Celeron D Processor 356 3.33GHz
533 MHz FSB | 512 KB L2 Cache
300 watt PSU

A:Mobo And PSU: Connector

You really just need to pop the side of the case off and look, unless you know the brand name and model number of your motherboard and can look it up on the manufacturer's website.

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Title says it all pretty much, I'm getting my computer in about 30 or so days and my case has 3 fans on it and my motherboard only has one case fan connector, what can I do besides buying a more expensive motherboard?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

Any help or advice is appreciated, this is my first build so I'm just trying to figure these things out lol.

A:3 fans 1 connector on mobo, what do i do?

The fans on that case look to have the 5 pin molex connectors . . you can use them instaead of the 3 pin motherboard connector

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Im working wth a computer that lost its power supply. Specs are not needed, my question is very general. Helping troubleshoot via telephone.

Bestbuy brand power supply died. Owner replaced it with a Thermaltake PSU. The system shuts off after heavy usage like gaming and stuff.
Visual inspection shows that the 4 pin ATX connector socket on the mobo next to the CPU has some melted plastic inside it, so the new PSU connector doesnt fit snug.
If the connector is held down with tape, it will stay on longer, but eventually shuts off again.

I was wondering if I could clean the plastic off, or just get a 8" 4 pin extension cable, plug the female end into the new PSU, cut off the male end and solder it to the mobo.
I know that I will have to be careful and make sure nothing will short out. Just wondering if that would be a solid fix or not? Thats the only visible damage. Thanks in advance!

A:Burnt 4 pin 12v ATX connector on mobo

Only if you are experienced, and very good at soldering.
There should be a way of using that extension cable by slightly compressing the socket... and I do mean slightly, just to make the fit more firm.
If you have access to a womans power sander or file that many women use to repair and polish their nails, you might be able to clean up the posts in a way that would be helpful.
As you are aware, be very careful to avoid putting pressure on those posts because the motherboard is very fragile and any pressure offers the risk of damaging the contact between those posts and the board, and that will be extremely difficult to fix...

Be sure to use very good lighting and perhaps a magnifying glass to be sure it is not already damaged.

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I bought a Startech hot swap tray for my 5.25 bay and it installed with no problem,but I have a 2pin connector for the LED and I do not know where to plug it in at. Also do I need to plug it in? I have a EVGA 680iLT mobo if that helps. I do not see anything in the mannua.l

A:Plug 2 pin connector on MoBo

Can you provide a picture of the 2pin plug. It would help greatly.

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year!!

I am trying to replace the standard 300 watt power supply in my HP m7350n computer. It looks like I can handle it, except I am worried about the 24 pin connector that attaches to the motherboard (P5LP-LE). I don't want to break anything, and it doesn't want to release when I press on it and try pulling. I am tempted to use a tiny screwdriver, but that feels like a bad move.

Any hints?

The new 430 watt supply has a 20 plus 4 connector. This just attaches like the 24 pin connector but in two parts (right?)

Thanks, Gordon

A:Release 24 pin ATX connector from mobo

Yes just break away the 4 extra pins, using anything you have

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I have a MSI Z170A Mobo. It comes with an on board RGB connector. I currently have two RGB Fans connected and working properly.

My question is how many more can it handle. I want to expand to 6 fans all RGB connected in series

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I've got a Premio mobo. a 212J, that has an unusual board socket for the power supply.
It's a white plastic socket with the internal pins.(2 banks)
A scan of this board can be seen at:

This is probably a real newbie question but I've never seen a power socket like it.
Thanx in advance.

A:mobo power connector???

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hey all im really desperate with this. so i hope this doesnt be in wrong subforum.

well i recently cant get my computer booting. apparently because of the 4-pin mobo connector. im not sure whether its the mobo part loosen, or the power supply itself.

so after playing with the cables and such, my computer working. but its been twice from just now it freezes, (because of loosen 4-pin mobo).

so im confused, and worried, what to do in order to make the computer stable again? must i check the cable jack or....


A:Mobo 4-pin connector going nuts

The 4-pin CPU power connector is supposed to snap in and lock... Did the locking lever break off, or is the whole connector loose?

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System Specs:
p4 3.0 prescott core
gigabyte socket 478 mobo
radeon 9800 pro (Sapphire)
dual 1gb rosewill mem. (2x512)
Compusa 500 watt power supply

Well let me start from the beginning. A few weeks ago my computer started to shut off while I was playing counterstrike 1.6. I checked my temps and they were well below the threshhold. Maybe about 65 C. So I figured it might have something to do with the graphics card being that i wasnt getting any problems outside of the game. I uninstalled the driver software and it gave me a couple errors. "Zero Display Service" error. I spoke with a friend and they told me to use nasty file remover, while booted in safe mode, to remove all the files. By this time I had cancelled windows "adding new hardware" thing, and clicked on the updated drivers I had downloaded from ATI. During setup i recieved two errors. One was an "INF Error : display driver not found" then "Setup could not complete, try installing thye standard VGA driver before beginning setup." Well the only other thing I could do was install using the disc that came with my card. This too gave me an the "Zero display Error" but it still completed the installation. This did not fix my computer shutting off problem. After cleaning out my computer and checking all the connections, and disconnecting and reconnecting I finally got the driver installation to not give me an error. I'm not sure how I did it, I used the cd, but for so... Read more

A:Melted 4 pin connector (mobo-ps)

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Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.

A:Mobo power connector

partofthechaos said:

Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.Click to expand...

what mobo is it? does it have an additional 4 pin power connector? or an additional 8 pin power connector?

The more specs you can provide the better.

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I've wanted to know the difference in useing ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector. my mobo and psu both support ATX and ATX 12V. standard atx i kow has been around for awhile. so what the difference?

A:Solved: Mobo Power connector

1.2. Key Changes for ATX12V Version 2.0 and later as Compared with ATX and Pervious Versions of ATX12V Power Supply

This section briefly summarizes the major changes made to this document that now defines ATX12V power supply. With the move to 12V voltage regulators for the processor, ATX guidelines for 5V as main power are no longer provided.

1.2.1. Increased +12 VDC output capability
System components that use 12V are continuing to increase in power. In cases where expected current requirements is greater than 18A a second 12 V rail should be made available. ATX12V power supplies should be designed to accommodate these increased +12 VDC currents.

1.2.2. Minimum Efficiency
Minimum measured efficiency is required to be 70% at full and typical (~50%) load and 60% at light (~20%) load. New recommended guidance has been added to provide direction for future requirements.

† 2.03 is the current version of the ATX Specification as of this writing. Future references to the ATX Specification in this document imply version 2.03 or later, as applicable. ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide 8

1.2.3. Main Power Connector:
The 2 x 10 main power connector has been replaced by a 2 x 12 connector. This was made to support 75 watt PCI Express*requirements. Pinout assignments are based on the SSI recommendation.

With the added 12V, 5V, and 3.3V pins the need for an Aux Power connector is no longer needed and the guidance for this connector has been removed.

1.2.4. Separate current limit for... Read more

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I have a connector on my mobo for USB 2.0, It lists 2 pairs of pins like
5V, 7-, 7+, GND and 5V, 8-, 8+, GND

Then it shows a single pin at the end of the connector labeled NC.

One my USB from panel connector I have 2 sockets matching the 2 pair of pins on the mobo USB connector. Then there is a single wire in the same bundle from the fron panel USB socket with the 2 connectors that is labeled GND. Does the single wire from teh front panel socket that is labeled GNDgo on the mobo pin labled NC?


A:Pinout label on USB mobo connector

I believe that the label NC stands for No Connection.

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Okay I've searched up and down the web and can't find anything about this connector.

First off this is a 300-watt Compaq PSU from a Presario 7000 Desktop.

This Compaq computer won't power up. When I installed a standard ATX-12 PSU, the green light on the mobo came on but because most ATX-12 PSU's don't come with this very proprietary connector the computer failed to boot up. The CPU fan didn't even twitch. But the mobo green light AND the PWR LED on the front of the case lit up. Neither lights came on with the original Compaq PSU.

This connector is white and labeled "P8" and is a 6-conductor white plug. The overall size is similar to the power connectors you plug into your hard drive and other IDE devices. It looks like an oversized floppy drive connector. The wiring colors are: Red, Orange, Orange, Black, Black, Black.

I've traced the wires and here's where they go to the PSU's circuit board:

Red - connects to the same red lead on the IDE power connectors
Orange - connects to the same orange leads on the main power (mobo) connector
Black - connects to what looks like the PSU's chassis ground.

It looks pretty straight forward and I could probably modify a standard ATX-12 PSU to a Compaq PSU by snipping off this 6-conductor plug and splicing into a generic PSU's standard wiring.

But before I attempt this, is there anyone out there that knows the pin configuration on a standard/g... Read more

A:Compaq PSU 6-pin connector plugs onto Mobo near IDE

This link may be of some use to you possibly.

If not, i have opened up and rewired many psu's.


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I have a hiper modular psu, and the asus A8N-Sli premium mobo, in the antec p180 case, for anyone who has a similar set up (or has just used that case in fact) has probably noticed getting the 12v 4 pin atx connector from the psu (in bottom left hand corner) to the ATX slot (in my case the top left hand corner), is kindof hard unless you have a rather long cable (espesically as with the case layout you have to slide it through pretty much the middle of the case). Anyway this wasnt really a problem for me until I bought a new sound card and the fact that the cable is tought across all my spare pci slots is suddenly rather annoying, basically I either need to extend the original cable, convert a molex into the 4pin 12v ATx cable, or buy a whole new cable thats a bit longer (as the PSU's modular). Feedback on how to do either of these (or which is best) would be greatly appreciated (even just a website to buy the parts from would be great as I can't find one anywere) as having a soundcard sitting on my desk is rather annoying, to think i could be fragging in surround sound

A:4 Pin 12V atx connector to mobo isnt long enough

I'd go with an extenstion since all you need is a little more slack.

Found one at this UK site Maplin.co.uk
I don't know where you're posting from, but there's likely to be a retailer that has a similar item near you.

EDIT: Doh, just noticed they're out of stock.
Lots of extentions here: performance-pcs.com

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My motherboard is a model Ms-6330 Ver: 2.1 (Microstar) but it also has the gateway part number 2512595. I am currently relocating this motherboard to a brand new case that I just bought and I ran into a problem. The front panel connectors (power switch, led, hdd led, etc) go onto the motherboard in a certain area where there are 15 pins. Unfortunately I have no idea which connectors connect to which pins. Can someone help me? (Maybe someone with the same motherboard/problem). All I need is a way to identify the pins and make sure I don't like accidently fry my motherboard. Thanks a lot! -Andrew C.

A:Front Panel Connector on Mobo

For starters, have you checked your manual? Also, look on the m/b...in really tiny abbreviated letters you should be able to see where these go (you may see "pw switch"...."HDD ACT"........i know when i was installing my connectors, i got most of them wrong..but dont worry..no frying of the motherboard.....if the connector is in the right place but no light from the LED..try reversing the cable........the easiest cables to place are the pw switch and the reset..as you can test these easily....good luck

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Hi, i have a http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard/INTEL/VG33.aspx and i dont know where the case connector plugs go (power on, h.d.d led, speakers) I dont have any manuals or cd's, just the mobo.

A:Need to know where case connector plugs go on new mobo.

Go HERE and download the manual.

Regards Howard

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Hi everyone. Ive just finished plugging my power led, hdd led and pc speaker into my motherboard. The only thing i have to plug in now is the reset switch but i dont know where it goes. Does anyone know where it plugs into? My motherboard is a DCS 370VB.

A:Cant find reset switch connector on mobo.

It shows up nowhere in the manual ? Generally it is quite close to the set of pins to which you plug the HDD led, speaker, etc.

ps. searching for your motherboard on Google doesn't yield much results so I can't seem to find a digital manual for it.

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Hi, I researched this board and found two other posts documenting this issue:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-ribbon-attachment-FAIL-NO-FIX/...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-HDD-cable-FRU-dislodged/m-p/40... Interestingly enough, this seems to be a problem to at least two other people during the month of March 2018. I have this same problem. My p51s just all of a sudden stopped detecting the storage drive. I opened the case to find that the SATA connector wasn't even connected to the motherboard. The connector that should hold the sata cable is just completely detached. And the piece that was within that connector is out of place as well. Please reference this photo (NOT MY PHOTO -- not taken by me, credit:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Upgrade-ThinkPad-T570-from-SATA-HDD-to-M...):  This person's laptop seems to have a strong solder, which I don't believe mine did. Please advise how I can get this repaired, get a new computer, or just give me my money back. I've used Lenovo for ~10 years and have never had problems like this. I need this computer to work.

A:p51s sata mobo connector is broken

+ picture of connector parts, detached

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does anyone know or have a good reliable psu (550w or so) with a native 24pin mobo connector. im gonna get this dfi lan party mobo and its highly recommended to have a 24pin and not a 20 with an adapter so ive been looking around but all i can find are the adapter ones and really expensive ones. im looking to drop at most $150. much thanks as always.

also needs to be pcie compatible and sli and sata and other goodies

planning on putting in a evga 7800gtx KO if newegg ever gets it back in stock.

A:good psu with a native 24pin mobo connector

Newegg list of SLI PSU's

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I'm having a problem with the Karajan audio connector on my new DFI NF4 Ultra D mobo.

I just finished putting together my new PC last night, and I've got Windows loaded and all of that good stuff.

But I'm having some audio problems.

My computer is not even recognizing any sort of audio output device.

The motherboard on-board sound piece is actually a separate piece that you connect to the board.

I have it connected well. I went back and made sure it was on good, and I installed the drivers and such, but I still can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

Karajan makes the audio piece, and I did a bit of Googling and I came across a guy on some other forum who was having the same problem, but he never mentioned how or even if he got it working.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

A:I'm having a problem with the Karajan audio connector on my new DFI NF4 Ulta D mobo.

From here - http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67098

"I had a similar problem (no sound output) and the way I fixed it was that I had the front case jumpers connected incorrectly and when I connected them correctly, it fixed the problem."

"I pulled them all off and swapped the front output from Line_Output_Front on the Karajan module to Line_Output and now everything works"

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I have a new Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop - 1080p. The PC adapter will not connect with the TV Adapter.  The PC adapter will flash and the TV adapter says it is linking but never does and the light goes out on the  PC Adapter.  I am using the USB 2.0.

A:HP Wirless TV connector will not connect

The adapter that connects to the PC requires both USB and HDMI ports. Do you have both wires plugged into laptop?

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Where I made one of my mistakes was here:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07166&product=92920&dlc=en&lang=en[/url]4.2 and 5.3 where it says to write down where the cable connectors go. I didn't think it would take as long as it ended up taking to get another problem taken care of (ended up getting a new power on button) and now I don't remember where they go. I believe the one cable runs from the cdrom to the (?) and the other from the sound card to the (?)maybe motherboard?Can someone please help me?????? Thank you

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Hi all,
I've just installed an evaluation copy of Windows Home Server, and it looks great! Slight problem though; When using the connecter (either through the CD or through the shared space) it gives the error:
Unable to connect to your home server
The following issues may cause this problem:
-Your home server is not powered on
-A firewall on this computer is blocking the connection
-A proxy server is configured on this computer for the network connection
-My WHS is powered on
-I have tried disabling AVG
-I never have used a proxy, and don't see the need to.

I have tried this on two computers, both Laptops, Samsungs (one X50, one X60), running Vista Home Premium.
UPDATE: I can also confirm it didn't work for my XP laptop either (Samsung Q35)


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My motherboard has 3 IDE channel/ports. One is for the floppy disk, the other for the CD drive and the 3rd one is for the hard drive. I plan on upgrading my hard disk, and I plan on cloning my old drive. For this I need to install the new drive as a slave drive. However on recent inspection I've noticed that the cable connecting my hard drive cable to the IDE port has no extra connector where the slave hard drive can be connected. However on the CD drive cable there is a spare connector.

Am i supposed to get a new cable with a spare connector for my hard drive cable, or can i place the slave hard drive on the spare connector for the CD cable. Really need advice, thanks.

P.S. can the ide cable suffer from ESD?

A:No spare connector on HDD cable - where am i to connect the slave drive?

If you're buying a retail package it will probably come with a cable that you can replace your single port cable with. If not, you can make the new drive the slave and plug it into the second connector on the cable with the CD. Then after you clone it change the jumper to master and replace the old drive with the new one on the existing cable.

OR, swap the two cables in there now, so that the CD has the single connector cable and the HD has the dual connector cable, plug the new drive in as a slave and clone away.

Not sure is the IDE cable can suffer from ESD but the other components you'll be working near can, so I would have on a wrist strap anyway and that would eliminate the possibility.

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So I have noticed my pc would shut off randomly and its because the 24 volt connector wasn't in all the way so when the pc would move slightly the connector would disconnect itself. When I go to push the 24 volt in all the way it wont clip onto the clip on the motherboard. It will stay in but it wont fully go in and I can easily just pull it out or it will just fall out from movement. Any ideas how to fix this?
Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130741
PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

A:24 Volt connector wont fully connect to Motherboard

I think it is not 24 volts. it is a 24-pin(also labelled as 20+4pin) , 12volts main power connector.
the slots are designed so that the power connector will slide into the slot to form like a 'lock and key'. to remove it.
see to it that the power connector is inserted in the right direction as shown in the pics (towards the side):

edit, any moderator: please delete this post.
(my second post to this thread is more 'presentable')

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As the topic implies, can I use a 6-pin graphic card when I only have 4 pins on my motherboard? I want to upgrade to a gtx 550 ti, and my motherboard is Asus P5KPL AM-SE. Can I use this card?

P.S. Sorry, I am still a noob at computers.;3

A:Can I connect a graphics card with 6pin power connector, to a 4pin?

Planning to upgrade your Graphics Card? Read First...

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The cable which connects the flat screen inside my ultrabook came out. I am having difficulty trying to reconnect the cable. It appears the edge connector is soldered in place making it impossible to reconnect the cable.
Any suggestions?

A:How to connect edge connector to Ultrabook internal flat screen

What model system?  Is this the end that connects to the display panel or the mainboard?

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Like the Title says it, I've have wondered this for a few time now and it would greatly help.

A:Is it possible to connect a HDD and CD-ROM to a MOBO with a single IDE?

Its is possible, all u need to do is have one as the Master (HDD) and the other as slave (CDROM) and make sure that in your bios, u have the ide as the primary boot, plus make sure u have IDE running as NATIVE, not LEGACY, u will see that option somewhere in the boot options (If i remember correctly).
Thats it

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So my computer -- which was once one of the best gaming pc's of its day back in 2007 (someone else built it for me though) -- it's now ancient. It just can't run modern day PC games. My CPU is too slow. My graphics card is too weak. I can't upgrade the memory anymore from 8GB DDR2. That's it, the end of the road for this guy.

I still have all this software though on my internal hard drive. My question is -- if I just get myself a new motherboard, a new CPU, new memory, new PSU -- can I just plug in my internal hard drive and everything will work just as before on these new specs? Or is that being too optimistic?

Perhaps a starting point would be: consider the interface (cable/connector) between the internal HD and the motherboard. Has that changed over the years? Because if new motherboards have different kinds of connectors/ports. I guess I'm sunk

A second related question would be -- even if I get the HD to work, do you think it will substantially bottlneck my new gaming system? Or is that more of a minor concern?

A final question would be -- will my Windows 7 64 bit stop working on me because it thinks I 'm trying to use it with a new system? If I recall, my version of Windows 7 said that it will only work with one system, or something to that effect.

This is the internal hard drive I have in my system now:

1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640AS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Perpendicular Recording... Read more

A:Can I connect my old HD to a new mobo without any hitches?

its a good decision to buy combo-pack, (mobo and cpu) because sometimes you may get compatibility problem when buying them separately.

as for upgrading parts of the machine, Windows may become non-genuine after some hardware changes, usually, the mobo. but a call to microsoft can resolve the issue and has done for many folk. lots of research before splashing out first would be the best step. but check out all costs against a new machine, as it may work out cheaper. but the machine as it stands today is very good, imo as a standard.

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I am running Windows XP Professional 2002 and Microsoft Office 2003 (Outlook 2003)

I was using the older version of Outlook Connector to access my Hotmail account, but recently it said that I needed to upgrade it. The automatic upgrade did not work properly, so I manually removed/un-installed the old Outlook Connector, removed the hotmail account within Outlook, and I also removed a bunch of hotmail.ost files hanging around that seemed to have no data in them (in C:\Documents and Settings\Default\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook) - I believe they were formed when I was going through all the problems with the supposedly automatic upgrade).

Then I manually downloaded and installed the newest version 14.1 for 32-bit and through the Outlook connector interface within Outlook, re-added the Hotmail account. But now when I try to click on any Hotmail folder, the following error message appears:
"Unable to display the folder. Microsoft Office Outlook could not access the specified folder location."

So I feel like I am back at square one and not sure how to get the Connector to start connecting. Thanks for any advice.

A:Solved: Outlook Hotmail Connector unable to connect to Hotmail

Amazingly, I finally found the answer in another forum, of course only after I went to the trouble of making my earlier posting.

SETTING THE HOTMAIL ACCOUNT AS THE DEFAULT EMAIL ACCOUNT solves the accessing problem. I hope this can help some other poor souls out there!

I know some people have multiple hotmail accounts that they want to sync up with Outlook, and have no idea what to do in that case, but if you only have one account, this seems to work.

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hi there, with my case i have 2 usbs attached to it which are on the bottom on the front panel. i have 8 lil wires coming from the front usbs (4wires for each usb i think) for one usb there is a red wire which says vcc1 on it you also got green = data+1, white = data-1 and black = gnd1 and same with the 2nd usb aswell. my questions : where do i connect them on the mobo?

spec :
mobo: asus p5wd2 premium.
power supply: akasa powerpax 400watt.
pny 1gb ram
pentium 4 3.2 ghz cpu
gforce t6600 with turbo cache

A:How To Connect Case Usbs To The Mobo??

your mobo will have a 9 pin USB header on it. The 9th pin is a dummy pin and is there as a reference point only. The pin next to the dummy pin is the ground (gnd1), the next pin is the D+ (data+1), the next pin is the D- (data-1),and the last pin is the power (vcc1). it will be the same for the other 4 pins.

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I am confused whether or not the antenna or cable will screw onto my wireless adapter card.

My wireless Adapter card has a SMA connector on it with the screw wedges on the outside rather than inside with a pin in the middle.

Heres a photo of a similar SMA connector - http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/9/90/200px-Gniazdo_RPSMA.jpg

The brand of the network adapter is the same as the brand of the antenna they are both D Link so youd think they would fit.
will the antenna or cable screw onto that?

thanks, jordan

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Hi. I am new to building computers and have a question on fans. My case has three fans. Two of my fans have both pin connectors and molex connector attached together. How do I power the fans ?- do I need both connections?

A:Fans with molex connector and pin connector

The 3pin connectors are to plug directly in to the motherboard......if your motherboard does not have the 3pin connectors then plug the molex into the power supply

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I have no idea what to do here. I was hoping to get some help from someone here. I had to RMA a mobo I got, but before I shipped it I dissconnected all the cable. Now that I have gotten it back I have a major problem. I cant figure out which cable goes where. I have these 8 pin wires that I need to connect. I think it's the usb? connectors? anyways I sent an email to the manufactuer, but didnt get a response. so I'll post the email I sent to them here in hope that some of you computer whizzes can help.

Please help, I'm am totally lost. I have these 8 tiny pin connectors and I dont know which pin goes where. I'll list the names below.
2 "GND"
1 "D3+"
1 "D2+"
1 "D3-"
They are supposed to be connected to a pin set like the one I have below, can you please tell me which pin goes where? I'm really lost.

A:L7VMM3 Mobo cable/connect prob, plz help

Download the Manual here:

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WE have an ASUS M2N4-SLI with a nvidia nforce 4 gigabit MAC. Everything installed nicely - we have an operating system, and it seems to recognize everything, but we can't get the dang thing to connect to the internet. We have a cable modem connected to a wireless router, but the computer is connected to the router with a cable...

Any thoughts?

A:New system, ASUS mobo - can't connect to internet

Ethernet controller drivers installed?

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Hi! I posted a question yesterday about how to ID a mobo b/c I had disconnected the power/reset wires on sister's desktop and did not have mobo manual. Never thought to ask how to reconnect the wires & totally bypass the mobo ID.

See picture.
There is one wide wire that is made up of 8 wires that are divided into groups of two. Wires are labeled (starting from the left)
1st group of wires: white& black – labeled “POWER SW”
2nd group of wires: white& orange – labeled “RESET SW”
3rd group of wires: white& yellow – labeled “H.D.D. LED”
Then a single white wire –not labeled
The last wire - a single green wire –not labeled

See picture for pins & table
There are 9 metal pins sticking out of a small, black, plastic rectangle with 10 holes.
The top row has 4 pins w/ the vacant hole being the last one on the right.
The bottom row has 5 pins

Then on the mobo there is a small corresponding table to the left of the pins:
Right above the table on the left, the text reads “SW1”
1-3, H.D.D LED
2-4, SUS-LED
5-7, RESET
6-8, PWR-SW

There is also a pic of the power/reset buttons on the front of the tower.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Can someone help me to connect the wires..i looked at the manual for the motherboard but nothing seems to help me since im new at building pc.Or do i need to buy a new mobo..

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I have a creative labs/cambridge FPS2000 4.1 speaker system. Right now I have a minijack (Digital) short wire which convert to a round Digital DIN 9 pin connector (sort of looks like S-video but with more pins). That round connector then plugs into the subwoofer. If I want to do it analog, I can connect two stereo minijack connectors, one for front speakers and one for back, to the subwoofer instead of the digital connection. My Sound Blaster Live has a digital minijack output. My new motherboard (Asus K8V SE Deluxe) has an optical output and a digital coax output. Can I convert the digital coax to this digital DIN perhaps? There is only one line out jack coming from the motherboard, so I don't think analog surround sound is possible with the integrated sound. The sound chip integrated into the board is ADI AD1980, 6-channel CODEC. It's made by soundmax. I really don't want to have to buy another sound card, as I've already gone over budget for this PC. If it is determined that I have to buy a new sound card to get 4.1 surround, what card would you guys recommend? The Audigy 2 ZS Platinum is $99 after rebate at circuit city right now, but that's still kind of expensive. Thanks for any and all replies!

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I have tried to get my system booting after a re-install

looks like the bios is playing funny with some drive letters and perhaps the boot.ini file within windows.........

My motherboard has 3 sata drives and 2 IDE (for backup)

Boots Fine with the three satas hooked up, although soon as i add the couple of IDE drives it comes up with HAL.DLL is missing or corrupt..........

this guy here was having the EXACT same problem if you want to read, still no solution he could sort out either........

I do not want to start messing with the boot.ini it may end up more of a headache if i don`t actually know which partition/disk ID to config the boot.ini too, as I would only beable to figure this out by knowing what the bios is deciding to assign the drive ID/letters too :s


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What's up everyone,

I have an asus p5ad2-e mobo and ultra xconnect psu. When I try to power up nothing happens only a high pitch whine from the psu, no fans no led nothing. I've tried two differ psus and two differ mobos same models and still same prob.
I've tried to power up outside the case and even tried shorting the on switch to no avail. I've tried to power up with just the video car mem and cpu. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as right now I have a 1500 dollar paperweight. I'm using intel 3.0g prescott 775 800fsb and geforce 6600gt 265mb ddr pci-e and pqi 1gb ddr2 mem

A:Asus P5AD2-E mobo and Ultra-X connect 500w psu not powering up

Connect the 4-pin square P4-cable from PSU to mobo?
Voltage of PSU right? 115v USA, 220-240 Europe
PSU switched on?
CPU-fan connected to the right mobo-connector?

PS: checking on the web, those Xconnect powersupplies are a right piece of junk.

So without Further ado, I present to you the list of Un-reccomended and Unscrupulous Power Supply Companies

E-power (except Tagan series)
Thermaltakes (low end ones, butterflies are fine, and some enlight models, the TT category depends)
Ultra-X (yes, the pretty looking ones, they are really rebranded powmax!!!)
X-tremeClick to expand...

see also: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=792566 (Thanks Pizzada)

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I am wanting to install a new video card. It has a VGA and a DVI output on it. The old card has only a EVC connector on it. From there it goes to a Y cable with 2 CRT monitors (VGA connections) coming off of it.

My question is. Can I use a DVI to VGA adaptor and hook both monitors to the new video card and do away with the T cable?

Thanks Bill

A:Can I change from a EVC connector to a VGA connector?

Most definitely. You can down convert form DVI to VGA, but not the other way around (inexpensively, anyway)

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I am working on a project and I have a Laptop monitor here that has a 40 pin LCD connector that I am trying to convert to HDMI to plug into an xbox 360. I have gone and looked for an 40 pin LCD to HDMI converter but all I could find was an 40 pin TTL to HDMI. Will this work? https://www.adafruit.com/products/2...2KF8Y_EOnrMVziicEfgwarUPZqSbe_j7LMRoCMFXw_wcB

A:Difference between 40 pin LCD connector and 40 TTL connector

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Putting together a build for a friend, however, I believe the motherboard may have been damaged or was damaged upon my taking part in the build. I assembled the parts, a 430w thermaltake psu, an asus mobo, e5200 intel processor, western digital hard drive, 2 gigs of GSkill, ati hd 4850 gpu and an LG dvd drive.

Posted, gave an error message about cpu fan error, I google it, it seemed to be relatively harmless. While in the bios the computer's signal disappeared, I attempted a reboot to no avail. No error codes, cpu fan stopped spinning. Removed memory, no error code, removed 4850, no error code, case fan connected to the motherboard spins when powered on, motherboard shows green light, no signal detected,

I tested the processor in another rig, and it worked fine, and the cpu fan spun fine. Tested another power supply with said motherboard and the motherboard fan would not spin and it would not post, and no error codes. Is my motherboard dead? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...

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This problem has the configuration listed in my system specs below, which have just changed recently. My OCZ Vertex 2 died, RMA'ed but sold, and replaced with the Transcend SSD720, 2.5" SATAIII 64GB. Also sold my GPU...

Now, trying to get everything back on track. I reinstalled my OS on the SSD, but I can't for the life of me get the HDMI working. When reinstalling, I knew it was normal for only my Dell CRT to show up via its VGA connection, but then the main ViewSonic HD monitor never came on. I finally realized it wasn't responding to anything. The ViewSonic HD monitor is the only thing plugged in right now, on both VGA & HDMI, but will only work on the VGA. It had been working fine before the OCZ SSD died. No VGA problems. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 4250 is fully updated and all the drivers are installed and updated to the best of my knowledge. There is an update for the BIOS on the ASUS website that I had never installed, ever, but the only change from before was the SSD so that should not matter. I've even made sure I installed the specific driver for the monitor from the disc it came with. I tried playing around in BIOS, and (for once) no matter what graphics device order I set, (i.e., IGPX-PCI-GPX-etc) it always reverted to the mobo's VGA. And obviously, Device Manager is showing no yellow question marks and is generally no help right now...

Again, there is NO longer a standalone GPU/video card in this system, just the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3's onboard inter... Read more

A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?

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