PSU issues - Is pin 15 (ground) neccesary?

By jcooper90
Jan 5, 2012
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  1. Hello All, First time poster -

    Been troubleshooting a new PC build - I am building using some existing parts (including an existing PSU).

    Was experiencing random freezes and BSODs - did all the typical troubleshooting etc....eventually narrowed the issue down to what i think was the new video card.

    RMA'd the card - and am expecting UPS to deliver the replacement card tonight.

    HOWEVER - was prepping the system for the new card, and noticed that the wire for Pin 15 on the PSU was detached....Plugged it into a PSU tester, and everything looks good except for -5v which shows a fail.

    Pin 15 is a ground wire (one of many) - what does this mean to me?

    Should I replace the whole connecter? Can I run without an attached Pin 15?

    Is it safe to plug my new video card in, and power up without pin 15 attached?

    Thoughts?
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    What CPU, MOBO, GPU and PSU do you have? How many watts is the PSU?


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