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 Post subject: Power Issue Concerning 8pin 12v connector
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:37 am 
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I'm new to this forum as I just recently acquired an XPS 630 machine. Just recently my computer has been restarting every so often, mainly while under load (video conversion, etc.). The other day it shut down and will not power back on. I used a power supply tester and found that everything checks out fine unless the 8 pin 12v power cord is plugged into the mobo (I even tried a new power supply [both of them are 750 watt]). If I unplug this cord, the pc will turn on but not do anything of course. Is this pointing to a bad cpu? I'm not sure what this cord actually does. Can someone please inform me or point me in the right direction? Any help with this issue will be greatly appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Power Issue Concerning 8pin 12v connector
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Usually, I'd say power supply is the problem. But since you tried another one, I guess not. I would say it's either the mobo or cpu that is the problem. I believe that connector is for the cpu.

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 Post subject: Re: Power Issue Concerning 8pin 12v connector
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:36 am 
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I will be trying to swap my CPU over to another board that supports the same socket. I'm hoping that this will tell me, one way or the other, if either the CPU or the MOBO is the culprit. I will post the results in case this issue arises for someone else.


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 Post subject: Re: Power Issue Concerning 8pin 12v connector
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:24 am 
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Bad Motherboard. Ordered one for $70.00 and swapped the CPU over. Up & running!


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 Post subject: Re: Power Issue Concerning 8pin 12v connector
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:32 pm 
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Glad it's working once again!

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