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Linking Power Cables

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Akirax83, Dec 12, 2004.

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  1. Akirax83

    Akirax83 Thread Starter

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    When running power to all your parts is there a "best" way to do it? Like should i run power to my raedon and my cdrw driver on the same cable? How many should i link to each cable? I have a lot of extra cables inside, do I need them all? Are they limiting power to other parts? Just trying to get the best setup inside.

    I removed a lot of the wires that i thought were just clutter or didnt really serve any purpose and connected a bunch of other wires to each other. Now my comp seems to be running a little warmer than usual and sluggish in some loading areas. Plus my ASUS monitor keeps warning me that my CPU fan is below threshold. What does that mean and what do I do?

    Is there a difference between the white and the black power connectors?


    MB ASUS P4P800 DELUXE SPRINGDALE RT

    POWER SUPPLY ANTEC TRUE430 ATX RTL

    CPU P4/2.4CGHz 800M 478P/512K HT RT

    DDRAM 512MBTWINX512-3200C2 COR RT

    HD 120GB|WD 72R WD1200JB 8MB-CACHE%

    HD 36GB|WD 10,000 WD360GD 8MB

    CDRW LITEON|52X32X52X LTR-52327S BK

    SOUND BLASTER|AUDIGY 2 PCI SB0244 %

    CPUFAN COOLERMASTER ISB-V73 AR4 RT

    Raedon 9800 Pro 128 MB
     
  2. junker39

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    Whatever wires you connected together, you should un-connect them. If they were meant to be hooked together, I'm sure the PSU people would have done it for you. There is no "limiting of power" because they are not connected or are connected to two devices at the same time. I run a separate plug to each HDD then split one for the CD-DVD drives. I have one connector for the water pump. The case fans and light run off another power supply. With 430 watts, you won't have any power problems. Just put it back like it was before you changed things around before it burns the cpu or MB.
     
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