Dead Board or Cpu?

By infradead
Dec 2, 2004
  1. Just got a used AMD64 3200 and a B-stock(claimed to be working) MSI Neo FIS2R. Put it together with 512MB DDR3200 ram and a Radeon 9800 pro. pressed the on button and nothing. No screen, no beeps, no IDE activity, not even the GFX card fan was turning. Just the CPU fan and the PSU fan and the light on the HD was on. Does this sound like a motherboard problem or a CPU problem?
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    no post?

    first thing video Radeon 9800 pro has no post issues with some power supplys
    don't know much bout the board can it handle the speed of the DDR
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    I'd suspect some melted traces on (or in) the motherboard as the fan on the vid card should turn with power on (assuming the vid cardis good), just like the CPU fan. In my experience it's about 99% bad motherboards vs 1% bad CPUs.
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