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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I got a new power supply - plugged everything in and stuff but when I came to plug the CPU wire into the motherboard the connection didn’t fit? The plug on the motherboard is a 2x2 one and the plug from the psu is a 3x2 one which seems to be too big to fit into the motherboard?? Help??

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4 minutes ago, BenAlb said:

So I got a new power supply - plugged everything in and stuff but when I came to plug the CPU wire into the motherboard the connection didn’t fit? The plug on the motherboard is a 2x2 one and the plug from the psu is a 3x2 one which seems to be too big to fit into the motherboard?? Help??

Are you trying to fit a PCIe cable into the motherboard?

Your motherboard in the top left of the board will have a CPU/EPS connector. That's a 4 pin connector and often there are two, so 8 pin EPS. A cable plugs into there that is also 4+4 pin and often labeled either EPS or CPU.

 

If you can't find the cable, please take a picture of the cables you have and post it here


I apologize for the way I am. If my post seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just my ineptness in forming a nice coherent message.

"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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4 minutes ago, BenAlb said:

So I got a new power supply - plugged everything in and stuff but when I came to plug the CPU wire into the motherboard the connection didn’t fit? The plug on the motherboard is a 2x2 one and the plug from the psu is a 3x2 one which seems to be too big to fit into the motherboard?? Help??

Just double check that you aren't trying to use a PCI-e power cable, pretty easy to mistake the two if you aren't paying attention. Most cpu power cables I've seen are 2x2+2x2 splits

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1 hour ago, Arrogath said:

Just double check that you aren't trying to use a PCI-e power cable, pretty easy to mistake the two if you aren't paying attention. Most cpu power cables I've seen are 2x2+2x2 splits

I’m 100% sure I’m not using the PCI-e cable, it’s marked ‘CPU’ on the side of the connector.

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1 hour ago, minibois said:

Are you trying to fit a PCIe cable into the motherboard?

Your motherboard in the top left of the board will have a CPU/EPS connector. That's a 4 pin connector and often there are two, so 8 pin EPS. A cable plugs into there that is also 4+4 pin and often labeled either EPS or CPU.

 

If you can't find the cable, please take a picture of the cables you have and post it here

The cable I’m trying to plug in is the cpu cable, it’s marked on the side of the connector.

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1 hour ago, Arrogath said:

Just double check that you aren't trying to use a PCI-e power cable, pretty easy to mistake the two if you aren't paying attention. Most cpu power cables I've seen are 2x2+2x2 splits

Yeah, it’s a 2x2 + 2x2 split- can you take them apart or will that break the cable?

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4 minutes ago, BenAlb said:

The cable I’m trying to plug in is the cpu cable, it’s marked on the side of the connector.

Then you should have a cable that looks a little something like this:

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Which can only plug in one way and the two halves can be put together (or snapped apart).


I apologize for the way I am. If my post seemed rude, that was not my intention. Just my ineptness in forming a nice coherent message.

"those times will never come back :("

"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking of"

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17 hours ago, minibois said:

Then you should have a cable that looks a little something like this:

image.png.7949683e365be581befe3608e810bc5f.png

Which can only plug in one way and the two halves can be put together (or snapped apart).

I was just being an idiot sorry.

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