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Bad Motherboard?

By grandmaz
Feb 28, 2006
  1. I've been through the wringer with a random reboot issue (not tied to any specific action at all) on my machine. Nearly every minidump comes is a 0x7f which points to some kind of hardware issue. Here are the steps I've taken:

    new power supply and new power strip
    new heat sink to cool cpu
    new hard drive
    reinstalled Windows
    run mem test to errors

    Still having problems. I've ruled out heat, cpu, power, and memory at this point. I'm thinking it is probably the motherboard. Is there any way to test a motherboard (software?) to see if I can find out for sure? It is a Gigabyte board (7nf-rz) under warranty still. Before I RMA, I'd like to be sure b/c I've heard Gigabyte customer support is not so good and takes forever.
  2. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 476

    Looks like if you try another video card, the mobo's all that's left.
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