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dead gigabyte motherboard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lancsDavid, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. lancsDavid

    lancsDavid Thread Starter

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    I've just built a system using a gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard & an AMD X2 3000+ chip (socket 939)

    when i turn it on, there are no lights or LED's on the motherboard, & the the CPU- & chassis- fans just spin periodically

    ie:- they both spin for a second, then cut out, spin for a second, then cut out (& so on)

    i've swapped PSU's three times. 2 of the times using firstly a 700W thermaltake PSU that powers a much bigger Athlon X2 6000+ system, & also a brand new OCZ 600W stealthstream

    (both of which produce the same stop-start-fan-spinning behaviour)

    i've swapped the RAM for another stick of DDR that works in another system

    i've done the jumpers on the CMOS

    so all i can think is, it's either the CPU or the motherboard

    not knowing whether the GA-K8NSC-939 motherboard is supposed to illuminate in some way to indicate its getting power from the PSU, i can't pinpoint the dud component

    any help much appreciated
     
  2. gamewolf

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    I am not for sure either. It does sound like a the motherboard however. I don't suppose you happen to have another processor that will fit?
     
  3. lancsDavid

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    no, don't have another CPU

    will probably have to buy one or the other. was just hoping to get a bit of a clue from someone beforehand
     
  4. brite750

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    did you buy this stuff new in the box?
     
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