I want to replace my mobo, but how can I know my CPU isn't the problem?

By Dhakos
Feb 9, 2012
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  1. I've gotten several new pieces of hardware for my computer recently, graphics card, PSU to accomodate for the G card, and a new hard drive (meaning a fresh install of my OS too)

    However some of the problems my computers always had are still happening, it occasionally freezes for no reason, sometimes for 30seconds or so at a time, sometimes indefinetly and I have to restart the computer. Other problems include USB bus power not working at all etc

    I know these problems are my motherboard, and I plan to get a replacement, but is there anything I can do to ensure my CPU isn't also a problem?
    I'd hate to get a new MoBo only to find the problems STILL persist meaning I need to get a new processor, and if I get a new CPU I'd get a new mobo to go with it (cpu is the only thing holding me back getting a better mobo in the first place, as its a 775 socket)

    Can anyone put my mind to rest that a replacement mobo will finally make my problems go away?

    Many Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Yes, replace the motherboard. If the CPU was bad, nothing would work
  3. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Ok thanks, replacement mobo ordered :)

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