Mobo Posting Problem

By skarmory2002
Jan 29, 2007
  1. I have several mobos that will not post, but I also have a CPU, a Duron 600. I don't know if the proc works either. What I want to know is if a mobo will post whether a processor works properly or not, or if there is any other way to test the motherboard than to bench test it. Thanks!
  2. s70fan

    s70fan TS Rookie

    Without a CPU a MB will not post.

    A MB will not reach post with a CPU it cannot recognize.

    Newer CPUs and old boards don't mix well unless the board has the latest bios flash.
  3. skarmory2002

    skarmory2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Thanks for the info, now ive got a lot of testing to do. Do you know of any way to test cpu's withut a mB?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    It can be done, but I doubt if you have the $20,000 plus to buy the test jig and the adapters. Get your hands on another processor and a working motherboard... Start from there
  5. skarmory2002

    skarmory2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    ouch...ok thanks for the help guys, looks like i gotta start at square one. Oh well...thanks again!
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