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motherboard testing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Faqt, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. Faqt

    Faqt Thread Starter

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    I have an old Intel AL440LX motherboard that I am thinking of putting into a tower to use as a linux firewall.
    The motherboard has a pentium II processor which I'm pretty sure is bad (hooking the board up to a known good power supply doesn't get any power to the board.)
    I'm wondering if the bad cpu would cause this, or if that is an indication that the board itself is no good. (a distinct possibility).
    I don't want to spend the money on a new cpu if the board is fried.
    Is it possible to check a motherboard without the cpu?

    Thanks
     
  2. Arcadion

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    You must have a CPU plugged in to test the board. It's quite unlikely that the CPU is fried, more likely the motherboard.
     
  3. Faqt

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    I suspected as much....I was just hoping perhaps I was wrong about having to have the cpu plugged in to test the board.
    Thank you for your response.
     
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