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Is My Mother Board Fried??????

Q: Is My Mother Board Fried??????

hey there! a few days ago, i was on my computer, when all of a sudden i get a freeze. i reboot. on the reboot, RIGHT away i get a black screen. not even a hardware check, or NETHING, just black( cant even get to bios). My monitor, even showed me a "no scource" warning. my mainboard is a asus P5nSLI. i took it apoart reasembled it, maybe somthing got out of place or somthing, same screen not even a asus picture. just PURE black. i also have a router and when my network cable is plugged in my motherboard, the LED on the router, doesnt show that it has connection, with my comp. it hasss to be my motherboard, im geussing. dos ne1 have ne good ideas, to be %100 sure to find the problem here!!!!!!

ne help at all will be GREATLY apreciated!!

thanks alloot!!!!!!!!!!

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A: Is My Mother Board Fried??????

From the information you supplied, most likely you have either a bad main board or a bad power supply. I recommend you test the power supply with a power supply tester. In the absence of a tester, you can try a known-good power supply or take the power supply to a shop that can test it for you.
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A:Three long beeps on Intel desktop board D850MV/D850EMV2

I think three beeps on Intel is a memory issue. At least that what it was when I had a stick of cheap RAM crap out on me.

I'd run Memtest and go from there

RAM can fail from a number of causes. Heat exposure, flaky transistor junctions, who knows. I seriously doubt plugging the TV in had anything to do with it.
You could go into BIOS to ascertain if the RAM voltage is set correctly. Over-volting is a DIMM killer.

You should be able to get documentation for that board directly off Intel's web site. Intel used to give BIOS beep codes ion the board/chipset manuals.

They also have hardware monitor software as a free download. Look up "Intel Desktop Utilities Lite".
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A:What AMD Processor is compatible with my mother board? And im new to this

That is an AM3 socket CPU which means it should be compatible with the Phenom II series CPU's. I looked up the board and it should still support up to a 95 watt CPU so any Phenom II X4 CPU with a 95 watt TDP would work on it.

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A:(Partially) fried laptop

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A:Static shock case power button... mobo fried?

Sounds like you've fried something important. You could probably try getting an RMA on the board, but they might realize what has happened.

I feel for you bro. I did a similar thing with a motherboard not too long ago.
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A:New board, no sound from front or rear jacks

Have you gone into the sound menu in your control panel and set your default audio device to your headset?

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A:P5E Lifestyle Board SoundMax to Asus P8H67

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A:Could my Radeon x1650 Pro be fried?

The motherboard could be fried...
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A:Looking to upgrade processor, board Micro-Star MS-7184

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Pyron92 said:

So I recently had my main computer crash and break to the point I need a new computer so I figured I'd make it worth it this time.

Here's the deal: (add the www to see it)

Everything on there seems decent but I am curious about the board itself. Would the Intel Desktop Board DP55WB Motherboard be good for gaming, which I wish to use my computer mainly for. I have at most a 700 dollar budget and this seems like a nice deal for it. I plan on putting a Geforce GTX 580 graphics card in it as soon as I get the money as a little side note if it matters.Click to expand...

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Well, I can say I solved my own problem.

After I spent the last 4 hours trying to find the problem. I ran a bunch of mem tests, cleaned the mem slots, etc... It turns out it wasn't a hardware issue at all. I was wiggling my mouse on start up and noted the time it froze... and every time it froze an application was launching in the system tray.

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What kind of Virus program doesn't let you access it in safe mode? Isn't that the point, to run a virus scan in safe mode? Piece of crap! But anyways, I digress.

So now I finagled a way to run in normal mode without Norton launching to uninstall it. Uninstalling as we speak, actually.


To answer my own question:
Yes, dual channel kits work in single channel boards (Just make sure you uninstall Norton before you put the new RAM in, haha).
- Veng

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Considering you've already tried a lot of stuff, sending the card in for RMA is probably your most practical option at this point. It looks like the card is artifacting slightly and the BSODs could be pointing to faulty vram.

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This is to make sure you haven't missed something.]
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Did you overclock before you got it running in normal mode?
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This is a very old Motherboard
It was first released in May 2002

It has a 478 Chipset with AGP 4X slot and only ATA connection to Hard Drive

Personally I'd say throw away

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Oh here's your manual too:

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The hard drive boot sector may be corrupted
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Steve Gunn I've read a number of your past threads, and would have to say that you are not very technically minded. Therefore questions like is my motherboard or PSU fried, can be answered extremely easily and quickly

If the Power Supply doesn't startup, try another. If the new one works throw out the old one
If the new one doesn't work either, then it could be a motherboard fault :rolleyes:

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Any further help, post more specific fault issues
And just on that word "specific" Make sure that you always create a descriptive Title. The Title you used on this thread was: "Signs of ..." This is not descriptive, and worse still, a large number of your old threads were also not descriptive. Please be more descriptive of your Title in future (I'll keep an eye out ) And also try to be more specific with your questions, ie include actual fault description.

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A:May have fried comp

Zenosincks said:

You sure the motherboard isn't being grounded via a loose screw? Are you using stand-offs?

Is there thermal compound on the CPU/heatsink?Click to expand...

just checked screws are tight ,and what are stand offs? and what is thermal compound do u mean paste? sorry bit of a noob
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Not sure really, but depending on the level of graphics performance you are expecting any Nvidia x300, x400, or x500 would provide dual monitor capability at low cost, (50 bucks or so, if you catch a good sale), while leaving you with a much greater selection with respect to choice of motherboard/ chipset combinations. I believe that all Nvidia 8500GT/9500GT video cards have HDCP compatibility so that you could easily drive your high-def TV from them. Either of these cards could most likely be used with a good 350 watt PSU, so there's no need to overbuild/overspend at this level. Avoid the overclocked versions of these cards, they use a bit more power, and it makes more sense to jump to the 9600GT series instead of trying wring more performance out of the lower series of cards

If cost is a factor I suggest purchasing a mobo board with onboard graphics, then adding the video card later. Here again though, spring for the right PSU that will allow you to grow your system. You you don't want to have to buy the PSU twice, if you change your mind about the level of upgrade you'd like to make.

You could investigate this post at Tom's hardware;,1785-5.html It seems to answer your original question.
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A:No audio, neither with on-board nor PCI card

I have onboard sound issues, i use sound cards, use a soundblaster card or a Diamond sound card. Sound blaster and diamond has good drivers. I would go with the sound blaster card first tho.
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A:Realtech on board sound not working

What do you see in the Device Manager
Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager...
Any yellow or red flags?
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A:Is this a video board problem?

Hey tepeco

Does this only occur with the icon moving? Or does it happen with anything else?

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A:Disabling on-board raid help

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A:Gigabyte Board with Nvidia or Intel Chipset

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A:On board graphics/PCI-E 16x

Most motherboards will choose to use the PCI-e over the on-board video without you having to change anything.

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A:2 Nvidia Cards on non-sli board (for physx?)

it has to be SLI because ATI and nVidia uses different i think technologies and it works on a different basis
but there is a mobo which will be coming out that supports both Crossfire and SLI
i think intel will do it but i cant remember what model it will be :S