Motherboard not working - Fix or Replace?

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damn424

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Hello guys, I assembled my desktop three years back with I5 650 processor - Socket LGA1156 | 4 GB DDR3 RAM | Intel DH55TC Motherboard. Recently I started having issues with my motherboard and system does not start. When i gave it for service, I was told that I need to change the motherboard which would cost around 8-10K. I was also suggested that Motherboard plus Fourth Gen Intel processor costs around 15K and its better to get a new one as the I5 650 is relatively old which might stop working soon.

Appreciate any suggestion.

Thanks in advance.
 
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CPUs aren't likely to fail on their own. Price a replacement motherboard vs a new motherboard/cpu/RAM and decide for yourself.

As you built the PC the first time, you can save money by doing it yourself again.
 
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Are you talking 8,000 to 10,000 Dollars or are you referring to some other currency?
 

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CPUs almost never fail unless you overclock/overvolt them OR physically damage them during install.

I do agree that putting money into a socket 1156 [which is obsolete] is not cost effective. If you find a board for just a few $, then great. If you have to pay a premium for the board, then no; go with a modern mb and cpu.
 
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