Would having my various fans plugged into the wrong spots be causing problems? I will reply back soon with my success or latest failure Joined Oct 16, Messages 2, 0. If I pull the 4-pin power connection off the mobo, the fans spin up and stay up, but I doubt the board is getting full power, and I don’t hear the speaker beep. It’s brand new, with pre-installed aluminum heatsinks on each one. So checking the connections, I do in fact have the 3-wire lead from the CPU fan going to the 4-pin connection on the MoBo, and there are plastic parts on the connector that only allow it to mate up one way.
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Has anyone ever seen or heard of anything resembling this?
It’s brand new, with pre-installed aluminum heatsinks on each one. The case is plastic, so it wouldn’t be conducting anything regardless, but the mobo sits about 1 inch off the case with the standoffs already. Maybe someone can spot a rookie mistake I’ve made The power supply it’s running is off an HP i recently baught and gutted for my new system. I will work on re-connecting these fans in an hour or two when I get home.
Joined Sep 27, Messages 2, 0. In the meantime, I decided to order another mobo so that I could get up and running while waiting for the original to be repaired.
Problem with power connection to ECS nFORCE4M-A mobo
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So an for RTFM A 4-pin “molex” connector arranged in a square pattern and a pin connector, which can actually be split into a pin and 4-pin connector.
I can’t seem to get customer support from the mobo mfg ECSand the supplier I got this board from is horrible about returning calls when I call in, they are always “on the phone with other customers”. Nforce4m–a, if I disconnect either the 4-pin power connector, or the 4-pin power connector that is part of the pin connector, the mobo will power up and remain powered up. The manual states that you should connect both the pin power supply and the 4-pin supply.
Unfortunately, after hooking this up I got the exact same results I’ve been getting all along. Could some sort of memory incompatibility account for this type of behavior?
Mainboard Driver: ECS NFORCE4M-A (V)
That could nforce4m- problems. From what I have read on some various web pages, that square 4-pin connector is for “Pentium 4” processors, and a few sites even state “if you are building an AMD system, leave it unconnected”. That’s where I have connected it right now. Joined Apr 23, Messages 3, 0. Joined May 24, Messages 1, 0. Uggghh, I was hoping we were onto a solution here I’m curiouse if maybe since it was an AMD based system, if the PSU was special for the AMD mobo and processor could it have possibly shorted out the motherboard over the past month it was installed.
I guess it’s time to send this board back and try to get a replacement. Is it time to return the mobo for a replacement?
I’m think maybe I should move on to a different mobo, maybe another brand would work better? If I pull the 4-pin power connection off the mobo, the fans spin up and stay up, but I doubt the board is getting full power, and I don’t hear the speaker beep.
I’m hoping maybe someone on this forum can help me out. I only know it’s powering up because the various fans CPU, mobo, case spin up briefly.