Cpu Power Connector Isn't doing it's job

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Hey I'm new to pc building and my friend suggested me to buy pc parts. Biig mistake lol. SO my problem is that I plug everything in to the mother board, but once I plug the cpu power connector into the mother board and power supply it starts for 5 seconds and then shuts off for a few seconds then comes back on in a loop. I did the 24 pin wire and the cpu wire only and same problem. It only works if the cpu wire isn't plugged in. Any suggestions?


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:confused: What "CPU power connector"? Do you mean the wire that goes to the CPU's heatsink fan?
 

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You need to start by posing ALL of your exact parts. Do not post 16gig of ram; post the brand and model#. Do that for all of your parts.
 

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:confused: What "CPU power connector"? Do you mean the wire that goes to the CPU's heatsink fan?
It's a CPU wire that has 8 pins that go into the power supply and the four by four pins that goes into the mother board. It came in the power supply
 
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The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is a large chip usually made by Intel or AMD that goes into the main, usually square socket on the motherboard and usually must have a heatsink and fan mounted on top of it to keep it cool.
 

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The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is a large chip usually made by Intel or AMD that goes into the main, usually square socket on the motherboard and usually must have a heatsink and fan mounted on top of it to keep it cool.
Yes I've put the fan and everything on it and it only works for about few seconds still and then shuts off. It happens only when I plug this wire (CPu power connector 4-pin 8 pin} into the mother board and the power supply .
 

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Leave it disconnected, it should still work as long as you don't want to overclock the CPU.
 

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I think you have the Cpu fan plugged into the wrong socket, move it to the one next to the one it's in now, further from the edge of the board.
 

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How are you turning it on ? You need to connect a switch or short the correct 2 pins on the motherboard to turn it on.
 

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How are you turning it on ? You need to connect a switch or short the correct 2 pins on the motherboard to turn it on.
Im using screw driver to act like a bridge for the pins that turns on the mother board without using the pins. I was doing that to check if everything works. Could plugging those wires give it more power?
 

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Ok that should work, are you connecting the 2 pins next to the missing pin and on the same side ?
 
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