Replaced CPU, only PSU runs. Fried Mobo?

By darkstuarez
Oct 29, 2007
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  1. Just replaced a fried CPU. Still won't work, the power supply runs, the keyboard lights turn on, the pwr and cd rom leds turn on, but nothing else.

    Mobo: MSI K7T266 Pro2-U
    CPU: AMD Athlon 2200 1.8ghz
    PSU: Codegen 350W Switching Power Supply
    RAM: 512mb OCSystem DDR PC2700 CL2 Overclocked
    Video: GeForce4 440 64mb

    Fried mobo?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes, I`m afraid it looks that way to me.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. darkstuarez

    darkstuarez Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 87

    K, I'm looking at this mobo, it's close to the same as mine, but the IDE slots are in a different spot, mine has 6 PCI slots whereas this new one has one exchanged for a smaller brown slot. This new one also has one more RAM slot than mine.

    I'm thinking it'll work fine, just want to clarify.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    What is the model number of the mobo you`re looking at?

    Just be aware, that the chances are, you`ll end up having to format and reinstall Windows, unless you get exactly the same mobo. That`s because your hard drive will contain all the drivers and hardware info from your old mobo and probably won`t work with the new mobo.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. darkstuarez

    darkstuarez Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 87

  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Looks like it might work ok, even with your hard drive as it is, but only time will tell.

    The brown slot is an AGP graphics card slot.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. darkstuarez

    darkstuarez Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 87

    Thanks again, you're really helpful.
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Just noticed you`ve found your exact model.

    I think it`d probably be better to go with that. You shouldn`t have any problems then with your current Windows set up.

    Regards Howard :)
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