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How do you know if it is a dead motherboard?

By mike081682
Apr 3, 2013
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  1. Hello my friends,

    my friend gave me a old CPU but he say that the problem is only PSU, so I buy new one. the problem is I can boot from 4-5 seconds after that it turns off. any one help me to where is the problem? thank you
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,980   +1,488

    The CPU is a specific component within the computer, its no bigger than a cell phone.

    What reasoning did your friend give, for thinking it was the PSU?
    Have you tried trouble shooting the issue on your own yet? If so what have you tried?
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,468   +622

    Could be an overheating CPU.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,684   +883

    StickMan could be right. This sounds like a very unscientific and unsanitary exchange of CPUs, without such niceties as cleaning off the parts and reapplying new thermal paste.

    OTOH, what exactly is TS's definition of "CPU"?

    This could sound like I'm advocating smearing "Arctic Silver" all over a motherboard....:eek:


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