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 Post subject: Testing PSU without complete build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:39 pm 
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I bought the PSU and CPU cooler, I am having to buy my build peace-mill. Can I test my PSU and CPU cooler now or do I have to wait till I have the whole build.


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 Post subject: Re: Testing PSU without complete build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:22 pm 
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You can test the fan on the cpu cooler, if you can connect it to one of the Molex cables on the PSU.


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 Post subject: Re: Testing PSU without complete build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Here's how to turn on a PSU without a computer:

  • Make sure the power supply is SWITCHED OFF. If there is no switch, unplug it
  • On the 24-pin PSU connector, take a paper clip (or some piece of wire) and put it into the connector where the GREEN wire is.
  • Connect the other end to a BLACK wire (it doesn't matter which one)
  • Connect everything else you want to to spot test
  • Turn power supply on

As for the CPU cooler, you'd need something to plug the 4-pin header into a 4-pin molex.


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