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    PSU Help: Xclio 480W psu

    Hi, does anyone have any idea what the 3pin (with 2 wires Blue and black) is for? My system is running fine wiv Mobo temp-36⁰ C, cpu-39⁰ C and PSU-46⁰ C (all idle temps). i jus keep wondering if it is meant to be connected...

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    I'm not sure but it sounds like fan speed monitor connector for PSU? I remember my Antec NeoPower480 had one of those so maybe it is.(Xclio and Antec are both made by the same company)Doesn't your manual tell you what it is?

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    the manual does not explain what it is... all the other fan connectores have three cables; red, black, and white, this one has 2 wires: Blue and black. I'll connect it and find out if it works... When I use SISotware Sandra to monitor the the pc, I dont get a reading on the psu fan speed so I guess thats what the wire is for...

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    If you don't know what it is, then don't! It's only 2 wires because PSU fan get it's power directly from PSU not from motherboard header. But I'm just guessing you see so don't take my word for it. I hope it's not too late

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    It's not the PSU fan cable - that's all connected/monitored internally within the PSU (you should notice it ramp up and down automatically without this plugged in). I think it's the cable to the expansion slot fan controller that allows you to keep case fans running for 2 minutes after power off. (Which you have no reason to do, but hey).

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    Look at the picture in the centre of this page. Do you see connector with blue/black wires? This is Antec NeoPower power supply fan monitor connector. But you really should check with xclio to be absolutely sure.
    http://www.gruntville.com/reviews/PS...r480/page4.php

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    If the connector looks like a usual fan connector, then thats what it is. If it plugs into the mobo fan connectors, then thats the only thing it can be. Except for a few incredibly minor exceptions, you cant plug something into the wrong place in PCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fed View Post
    Except for a few incredibly minor exceptions, you cant plug something into the wrong place in PCs.
    u can if u push hard enuf

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    • 803hart's system
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    I connected it to an expansion slot fan controller and tried it out to be sure it was in the correct place... Surprise, it does control the PSU fan. *sigh* Thanx for your help guys. Now all thats left is to get the Front panel USBs (Coolermaster Centurion 5 case) to work. I've plugged the cable into the usb2 header on the mobo but its still not working. Help

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    What does your usb connector look like? 4pin?10pin? You sure you enabled USB inside bios? Make sure you install usb2 driver too.

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    the usb connector 10pin and I have definately enabled usb2 support in the bios... On the subject of whether I installed it correctly, ther's only one way I can insert it onto the usb header located on the motherboard.

    One of the pins is blocked i.e. (x = blocked pin)

    ooooo
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    note: motherboard has similar pin orientation.

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    Yeah, if it's 10pin then you can't go wrong. Other USB ports, are they working?(rear ones) I assume your mother has 1-3 front usb headers have you tried them all? You've mentioned in the other thread you recieved a warning message, did it stop? was the front usb working before that? Or you only get a warning message without using any usb devices?

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    One more thing, if your motherboard is supplied with spare USB rear bracket then try connecting them instead to your front usb header. If it works fine then there must be something wrong with your centurion's front usb connector itself. If it doesn't work then it's either configuration problem or faulty mobo. Anyway, good luck.

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    Only one of my front USB connectors works (same case). I've yet to recheck the cabling, but I'm pretty sure it's cabled OK. My theory is that it's actually an XP problem - do you have multiple partition and/or optical drives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Only one of my front USB connectors works (same case). I've yet to recheck the cabling, but I'm pretty sure it's cabled OK. My theory is that it's actually an XP problem - do you have multiple partition and/or optical drives?
    I have a multiple partition HDD and one optical drive connected to the MOBO. I only received the warning message once, that was the second time I tried using the ports, nothing ever since that... I guess the problem has to do with the case. The rear USB ports work jus fine, it the front case USB's that dont work.

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