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HELP my mobo just died!

By resu
Aug 6, 2007
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  1. right my good ol rig .. was working fine and then the other day it just wouldnt give my monitor any signal
    ..
    the monitor is good
    i thought the gfx card was busted so i bought a new one but that made no difference
    so i can only think its the mobo

    i get no beeps on start up so i assume the mobo is broken

    ive been trying to find a new mother board but being socket A althon 3200xp

    its becomming quite hard to track a decent board

    can anyone give me advice on where to buy a new skt A board that will support a 3200xp (400fsb)


    thank you


    please i want to get this rig back up and running again

    cheers
  2. TangoTrolly

    TangoTrolly TS Rookie Posts: 95

    Do not automatically assume your MB is broken. Have you checked your Power Supply? You can do so with a PSU tester or drop in a spare one, if you have access to one.
  3. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 218

    everything seems to power up ok .. ie both hdds
    gfx card fan spins up
    dvd drives start spinning
    i will have to have a closer look tonight but i reckon its the mobo

    i found a converter for a socket A mobo soit could take the 700+ pin cpus
    is it possible to buy a newer mobo and use a socket A cpu with it?
    lol

    other wise im stuffed and i dnt wanna write off my computer it was the 1st one i ever built!!!!
    it'll be like cutting off my right arm!
  4. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    No it's not possible to use a Socket A CPU with a new motherboard.
  5. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 218

    argh no lol
    i guess i knew taht already .. it was just one last clutch at hope
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