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Dead motherboard ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by No3ntry, 11 May 2006.

  1. No3ntry


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,297

    Location: Derbyshire

    please help me all my music and films and most important of all p0rn is stored on my server

    Its a gigabyte ga-7n400 pro

    It powers up as normal all fans and harddrives kick in as they should (ones powered from mobo and direct from PSU)

    It wont post
    gives no beeps or errors or anything like that

    what i have tried so far

    swapping CPU
    taking sticks of ram out and swapping them around
    unplugging ALL drives from mobo
    replacing CMOS battery

    still nothing.

    it has 2 sticks of twinmos (winbond) 256 pc3200
    tried both and athlon thoroughbred 1800+ and a duron 650 oooold school

    the pc does run fairly hot as i have it stored out of the way and never actually touch it it stays on 24/7
    I came home oday and it was still running but dead.

    The only thing that i havent tried is another GFX card as the only one i have is in my main pc and is watercooled so wouldn't be a 2 minute job to just try it

    the GFX card in *** pc is an 8mb AGP jobby so i cant see that causing me any probs

    suggestions ?

    New mobo ?
  2. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Silly question, but are the CPUs you are testing the motherboard with, supported by the BIOS?

    I had a right pain once. Bought CPU and mobo - appeared to be dead. Even RMA'd it. :o

    It didn't occur to me until I got it back, it might need my (supported) CPU to upgrade it's BIOS.
  3. No3ntry


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,297

    Location: Derbyshire

    I dont know wether the duron 650 is supported
    but the athlon has been happily running in it now for about 2 years
  4. luminous


    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 394

    Location: Edinburgh

    Tried another psu?(and grab another old agp card just to be sure) but it sounds dead exact same symptoms of a board i rma`d.
  5. No3ntry


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,297

    Location: Derbyshire

    PSU is ok evrything still powers up

    board doesnt even give any beeps

    although i am not sure it ever has
    with the thing running pretty much 24/7 i dont get to hear it boot up

    and i dont have another AGP card if i did i wouldnt have bought this one
    would have just used the one i already had.

    Next question is which mobo then I'll ask in motherboard forum.