How to connect the wires to the motherboard: a step-by-step instruction
When building a computer,how to connect the motherboard wires, because without this knowledge, nothing at all will not work. This stage is carried out when all components are already installed in the housing. That is, the motherboard itself, the power supply unit, the hard drive are in place. It is also desirable to install both the motherboard in the PCI-E connector and screw it to the chassis. Only now you need to connect the wires to the motherboard. How to do it? We will now talk about this.
How to connect wires to the motherboard Asus, ASRock, MIS and other manufacturers?
It is important to note immediately the fact that the followingthe method is strongly generalized. Different motherboards will connect a little differently. That is, there may be some differences, but the principle remains the same. Let's start by explaining and connecting the connectors of the case: power button, reset, USB ports.
Before connecting to the motherboardwires from the power supply, you need to connect the connectors to it. It is important to understand here that they all have protection against improper connection, so you need to insert them carefully, without any effort.
Note that each connector hasa label that describes its purpose. The motherboard also has a marking, but on some models it is missing. The description of the terminals can be found only in the instruction manual of the motherboard.
Connect the first connector labeled M / B SW. It is responsible for the power button on the case. It can also be called POWER SW. Carefully look at the motherboard (lower right), whether there is a pair of contacts with the label POWER. If there is, then it is on them and you need to attach this connector. If there is no such inscription, then open the instruction to the board and look for the circuit there.
The second connector labeled RESET SW respondsfor the reset button. By analogy with POWER, we connect the RESET SW connector. If there is no indication on the board, we are looking in the instructions to the motherboard which contacts should be closed.
There are also wires marked with POWER LED + and POWERLED-, thanks to which the light bulbs on the body of the system unit. It is important to connect them correctly and not to mix up the plus and minus places. Be sure to check with the instructions.
Do not forget about the USB-connectors on the case. If you want to be able to insert flash drives into the slots on the chassis, and not directly into the motherboard, you need to connect the USB connectors. They are labeled as USB. The Audi wire is responsible for the connection of Jack 3.5 mm jack, which is used for headphones or speakers.
Once again, it is important to know how to connectthe connection leads to the motherboard are correct. And if you have to stick the connector with effort, then, most likely, you are doing something wrong. Once the connector wires are connected to the motherboard, you can proceed to the power supply.
Processor power connection
The central processor is put on the allotted forhis nest, and on it is put on a radiator with a cooler. To the processor itself, no wire is connected. Its power is supplied from the motherboard, and the wire is connected directly to it. The power socket is next to the processor. Look closely if there is a 4-pin socket nearby. In the instructions to the motherboard it is necessary to indicate its location, however it can be seen even with a cursory examination of the board.
A 4-wire cable is connected to the processor power socket. Usually it is the only one, so it's unlikely you'll make a mistake.
Connecting the main power cable of the motherboard
The largest cable is this one. It consists of twenty connectors (pins), and in addition to it are attached 4 more separate connectors. It turns out that the motherboard is connected through 24 connectors. And since only one wire comes out of the power supply with so many pins, you can not make a mistake in its definition. In addition, at the end of the connector there is a special latch, which does not allow to insert the cable into the connector incorrectly.
When connecting, make sure that this design has entered the socket and latched.
Connecting a video card
If you use a processor with an integratedvideo card, then there will be no connection to the video card. But most often users prefer to use powerful graphics platforms that connect via a PCI-E connector and require additional power.
The video card is powered by a 4-pin connector. The place for food, depending on the model of the video card, can be somewhere on the side, but more often it is located behind. If the video card is very powerful and demanding to power, then it can be powered by a 6-pin connector. Therefore, when choosing a power supply unit, pay attention to what exactly and how many wires for power it has. When connecting the card, the connector should snap into place - pay attention to it.
Connecting a Hard Drive
The hard disk is connected to the motherboardvia SATA cable. On the motherboard (somewhere on the right side) there are usually 4 SATA connectors, where it says: SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4. Choose the first one and connect the hard drive to it.
The SATA cable has the same connectors on the twoends. But this is not enough. The hard drive also requires power and is usually connected to the unit via a 4-pin connector. Therefore, connect a cable with four cores to it. By analogy, an optical drive for disks is also connected, but they are now extremely rarely used.
We figured out where to connect the wires tomotherboard, and that the RAM is simply inserted into the connectors and does not require a connection through the wires. There are 2-4 RAM slots on your board. Insert the memory there (note, there is protection from the wrong insert) and press down a little. The click sound will mean that the memory is in its place.
Well, that's all, now you know how to correctlyconnect the wires to the motherboard, and you can do it yourself. We will add that developers try to make their hardware as convenient as possible for connection. Therefore, you will definitely get to collect this "designer", because even if you want, you can not connect the wrong wires to the wrong sockets. From this there is reliable protection.