Hello everyone. I just purchased parts for a new computer, here is what I have.
Asus Crosshair V formula board AMD fx-8150 CPU Antec high voltage gamer 750watt psu
at the top of the board there are 2 4 pin 12v rails side by side, the one on the left had a cap on it. Then more to the right of the board there is another 4pin 12v rail. Initially I hooked one up to the left, one to the right. Got red CPU light (the one to the right of the board, not the voltage one). I have since then tried every combination of 1 of the 3 and 2 if the 3 4pin 12v rails. All other lights in the board are le green.
Initially when I went to drop the CPU in, it didn't just slide in so I looked at the pins, 2 pins on the edge and 2 pins in the center were bent. I took a tiny screwdriver and very slowly and gently bent them back perfectly. Looked down the socket every way and everything looks lined up. I didn't see any missing pins either. After fixing them it slid right in. I took the CPU out to check it after a couple attempts, I went to reseat it, and it was cool to the touch, so I'm guessing power isn't getting to it?
I did not try to force at all. I have it powered via the 8 pin connector now and still no luck. I have looked very thoroughly through the processor and there are no bent or missing pins, I can't even tell which pins were the ones I fixed, and it drops in perfectly in the slot now.
I checked the manual for the psu, it says only 1 pair of 4 pin 12v connectors. When I called and talked to asus tech support they said I just need to put the 2 4 pin rails into the 8 pin slot on the top left of the board. They are going to Romano the board for me, but I wanna make sure its not an issue I can resolve first.