View Full Version : Tagan TG480-U01 how can i connect it to my motherboard?!!?
right im either being really stupid or im just plain dumb! i thought that installing a psu and everything would be a piece of cake! but no such luck! i ve medlled around in computers for a while and feel quite confident with most other hardware! but PSU..no way! at the moment my new setup (see below) is running on my old crappy 350watt psu frm my old comp. which has a simple 20 pin + seperate 4 pin connection to the power. but with this new psu the 20 pins fine but the 4 seems sumwhat different, it fits in ok, but when powered up, the power last for just a second, without the 4 pin in, it lasts for about 15 seconds. i think ive found the problem but dont wanna try because im scared that i'll blow something up! the 4 pin looks like it should go with the 20 in terms of the matching colour. but there another lead coming from my psu which is a 2 x 4pin blue connector! it looks exactly the same as the 4 pin frm my old psu which im using at the mo and is workin fine( sorry if im making it sound complicated) BUT....heres the problem the cable has a tag on it which says "warning, used for p4/p8 + 12v power connector only! Do not exchange, misplace, or mix with the 20 line pin main connector." that is really confusing me beacause like i say 1 of the blue 4 pins looks like it should work fine. should i try it!! help from every1 will be really appreciated!
hi m8, have u managed to sort this problem yet?
i have a asus av8 mobo, athlon64 mobo. geforce 6800 gfx card.
i had just purchased the same power supply.
the 20 pin connector was fine, but the 4 way connector i too could plug in but it didnt have that normal clip on it like i think you are on about either, but it fitted.
i think the other leads are blue aren't they?
i think they are for pentium mobo's but i could be wrong.
anyway, i switched on the pc, my mobo light came on to show i was getting pc power but when i switched the pc on at the front..........nothing !!
the power supply is totally dead, so im now waiting for a replacement!!
anyway, let me know how u get on
yup your problem sounds exactly the same as mine. this is my replacment im talking about :p . its a joke. the place i got it from said it defo should work thats why they were happy to replace it due to it most prob being faulty. but sure as hell the other one came and does the same. i ve just emailed them now. but its really getting to me!! :mad: ive just got a 6800gt and its running on a crappy 350w psu!! i need my new one now! let me know what goes on with yours. cheers.
hi m8, i will be fitting the power supply in an hour so i will let you know then (19.30)
the first power supply definately didnt work cos it didnt work in other pc's either
i will keep you informed
as a matter of interest has your pc been crashing and operating slowly???????
hi m8, just to let you i looked at the 12v cable and the black one doesnt fit into the mobo. ive looked at the 2 blue 12v connectors and the p4 (not +p4)is the one ive connected and its up and running.
i hope this helps
let me know
hi, yes thats what i fort would be the right fing to do. but it just dnt work on mine. wen plugged in it gives power to the mobo, cus i can see the light on, but thats it!! :mad:
I too brought the same PSU and when I installed it it went bang. My replacement is arriving tomorrow and to be honest, I'm pertified of installing it as the damn thing is so confusing.
So do I have to plug in both power cables (inc the 4 pin one) like I have to with my current PSU or am I doing something wrong???
I have a 6800 GT and I'm hoping a decent power supply will solve the freezing and random crashing I keep getting.
still havent got it too work!! let me know how u get on?
Well after a nerve racking 15 minutes I plugged everything back in and hit the power switch - this time no bang but all I did was plug in the 20 pin ATX lead and no others - the PC has powered up however, I'm not getting anything up on the monitor which Im in the process of investigating.
I called Nanopoint.co.uk (the UK distributor) for some advice (prior to me the monitor problem) and they explained the 4 pin (black plug) is for servers - the light blue plugs with "P4" are for Pentium motherboards.
I'll keep you posted on the outcome - just a warning though if anyone is reading this - DON'T plug in the BLACK 4 pin plug in to the motherboard - you WILL blow the PSU!
Watch this space...
Still no luck - I've done some googling and noticed some people have been plugging in the light blue P4 connector but I rang back Nanopoint again to confirm and they don't seem so sure as the P4 connector is supposed to be for Pentium mobos only. They've sent an email off to their head office in Germany to see if it is possible for AMD mobo's to accept the P4 connection but I'm not going to try it until I've heard anything from them. Can't risk blowing another PSU.
Nanopoint have advised me to call back tomorrow and they will let me know - obviously I will pass the info on to here once it's clear.
Can't beleive a PSU would cause so much hassle to install!
You can - I've been using the P4 connector on AMD boards that use it for the last 18 moinths or so.
Both of my Tagans are older ones with the 24 pin >20 pin converter though so no chance of confusing 2 different 4-pin plugs.
Thanks Buff - Last night I just bit the bullet and plugged it in and... it worked which Im pleased about - seems strange that the Uk distributors don't really know which plug goes in which socket but anyway it works fine for me.
I brought the new PSu to solve an on going freezing issue I have with my Asus 6800Gt card but unfortuanatly this still hasn't solved the problem :(
Try changing the PCI latency - a bit of Googling should throw up some info.
or try disabling fast writes.
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