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Replaced the Motherboard but still nothing! :(

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Marksammut, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. Intel_Xtreme

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    Did you see any smoke at all?
    Are you sure you put the connectors in right? Did you force any in?
     
  2. Marksammut

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    No, no smoke, and all the fan connections are in correct, the 4 Pin mobo pin is in correctly, the 24 pin is in correctly, I disconnected the DVD Drive, the floppy disk drive to see if it was them, but nothing.
     
  3. black-wolf

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    Unless you have a lot of parts to change out and test with. I suggest you get this to a shop. It sounds like the original PSU may have failed and could have damaged the new mobo and/or other parts.
     
  4. Marksammut

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    You're joking? The shop would charge loads, and It's not my computer....
     
  5. black-wolf

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    You are at a point that you could continue to damage more parts. You state that your experience level is beginner (we all were). This could end up costing you more than what a shop will charge. Just a recommendation.
     
  6. Intel_Xtreme

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    Leave this thread to me please. You could make this person spend more than he has to.
     
  7. Intel_Xtreme

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    I have not the faintest idea what the problem is. What was your friend doing before it broke?
     
  8. Marksammut

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    They didn't say I believe it was a family computer for surfing the internet + college for her son.
     
  9. Intel_Xtreme

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    Have their been any power outages? That may of fried the two motherboards.
     
  10. Marksammut

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    Theres been nothing in our area since last year,
     
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    Question from post #8. When you pulled the cooler, was the cooler heatsink the portion that was hot, or was the hot part the heatspreader of the processor? Heatspreader = top of processor.
     
  12. Marksammut

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    Top of the CPU, The cooler wasn't bad,
     
  13. win2kpro

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    The the most common problem people have when installing LGA processors is the cooler is not fastened down to the board properly. If the heatspreader was hot and the heatsink was cool of just barely warm you are not getting a proper heat transfer bewteen the heatspreader and the cooler heatsink.
     
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    Forgot to mention, if the cooler is not applying at least 17 (f/lb) of pressure to the top of the heatspreader the machine will not boot.
     
  15. Marksammut

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    Ok, Well, I'll have a look, It seemed fine, but maybe your right :) This still wouldn't fix the no video would it? :/
     
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