What damage could I have done to my computer but connecting the wires to the PSU incorrectly?

by on November 20, 2011

Q: I am installing my PSU and accidentally plugged the pci-e 6pin (I assume for the vid card) into the 4pin plug (extra power source in addition to the 24pin possibly for the CPU) on the motherboard…

GS700 fan and led lights flickered on for a quick second then went out. I faintly heard a crackle noise but not 100% where it came from… All capacitors on the mobo look fine, no smoke or burn spots.

Think I could’ve blew out the PSU? Or even the CPU?


One Response to “What damage could I have done to my computer but connecting the wires to the PSU incorrectly?”
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    If anything was damaged I’d assume it was the motherboard. I’d would suggest plugging in everything correctly and see if it works. If not, I’d first assume the mobo was damaged.