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Old 01-31-2008, 09:51 PM   #1
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I have an Apevia 680watt power supply and am confused on where to connect each plug. Theres so many of the same plugs. I dont understand why theres more than one same type of plug hooked up to another one that has another plug in the middle of the wire...
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each on gets its own power. the only advice i can think of is make sure everything has power. each thing only has one tye of power connector. for example: a 4 pin molex isn't gonna fit in a sata connector. or a 24 pin mobo power isn't gonna fit in the CPu power but maybe vise versa.
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hmmm, im quite confused...
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:11 PM   #4
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do i just plug in all the plugs into whatever slot fits on the mobo...
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
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Usually there's a huge plug that goes into the motherboard (about an inch in length). Sometimes mobos need additional power and they have a smaller, 3 or 4-pin connection, too. I think all you need is those two plugs in the worst case scenario..
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Usually there's a huge plug that goes into the motherboard (about an inch in length). Sometimes mobos need additional power and they have a smaller, 3 or 4-pin connection, too. I think all you need is those two plugs in the worst case scenario..
So why are they so many plugs on the power supply? theres more than one pin connection on the mobo...They both have like 4 little pins and another row with 5 little pins right on it...There are also 3 pin connections on the mobo.. There is also one medium sized one with 4 holes
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Hm, pictures would make this a lot easier...

There should be one main HUGE plug (atx) that will go into the motherboard...the mobo usually has this labeled, too. Regarding the smaller plugs, I really don't know what to say. Maybe someone will better knowledge can help you in that area.
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Try THIS


And if not let me explain...

OK,The big long one plugs into your motherboard,there is possibly a 4 Pin one that plugs into your mothernboard also,it will be shaped like a Square.Depending on your Drive types,Plug the 4 pin (Rectangular shaped) plugs into your CD Drives\Harddrives.And Depends on your graphics card,you might have to plug a 6 pin plug into it.
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Thanks a lot...But im still kinda confused.. In the twelfth picture my motherboard has a slot like that right next to the memory slots...Do i just leave it empty?
Also how do i plug in the video cards power? I heard it had something to do with rails or something, im kinda lost
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Thanks a lot...But im still kinda confused.. In the twelfth picture my motherboard has a slot like that right next to the memory slots...Do i just leave it empty?
Also how do i plug in the video cards power? I heard it had something to do with rails or something, im kinda lost
don't mean to cut off neodude, but I think you're referring to the floppy drive atx connection. disregard that.
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What about the LEDS in The Power Supply? What plug powers them? And what about the power supplies fan, which plug for it?
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do the fans connect to the little white three pin slots on the motherboard?
EDIT: theres also an 8 pin slot on the motherboard and an 8 pin plug which fits...Does it need to go in there? what does it do?
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Jashan, we're trying to help you as much as we can. I'm sure some of the members here are researching your problem.

In the mean time, please don't forget that this is a community forum, and not a bell desk. So if we don't answer you in exactly 5 minutes, don't panic.
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Jashan, we're trying to help you as much as we can. I'm sure some of the members here are researching your problem.

In the mean time, please don't forget that this is a community forum, and not a bell desk. So if we don't answer you in exactly 5 minutes, don't panic.
Lol, sorry about that. I just got the computer parts in the mail and am very excited to get it finished. Just wondering if i need to plug in seperate plugs from the power supply to the motherboard for the LEDS in the power supply and if i need to plug in something from the video card(EVGA 8600 GTS) to the motherboard.
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Lol, sorry about that. I just got the computer parts in the mail and am very excited to get it finished. Just wondering if i need to plug in seperate plugs from the power supply to the motherboard for the LEDS in the power supply and if i need to plug in something from the video card(EVGA 8600 GTS) to the motherboard.
Its all good, I know exactly what you mean. When all my parts arrived, I probably looked happier than Michael Jackson at an elementary school playground.


Regarding the LEDs, yes, they plug into the motherboard like mine did. I think they don't have anything to do with the HD (Hm...trying to remember here.)

As far as the video card goes, I don't think the 8600 requires any extra power. I'll double check for ya.
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Okay scratch that, I'm reading all over the place that the 8600GTS uses two of the supplemental power connections that plug into the mobo I think.

I'll keep looking.. someone should chime in who has experience with this card.
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Its all good, I know exactly what you mean. When all my parts arrived, I probably looked happier than Michael Jackson at an elementary school playground.


Regarding the LEDs, yes, they plug into the motherboard like mine did. I think they don't have anything to do with the HD (Hm...trying to remember here.)

As far as the video card goes, I don't think the 8600 requires any extra power. I'll double check for ya.
Which plugs in the power supply are for the LEDS?
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The LEDS Plug into the Motherboard.
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