HELP my mobo just died!

By resu ยท 4 replies
Aug 6, 2007
  1. right my good ol rig .. was working fine and then the other day it just wouldnt give my monitor any signal
    the monitor is good
    i thought the gfx card was busted so i bought a new one but that made no difference
    so i can only think its the mobo

    i get no beeps on start up so i assume the mobo is broken

    ive been trying to find a new mother board but being socket A althon 3200xp

    its becomming quite hard to track a decent board

    can anyone give me advice on where to buy a new skt A board that will support a 3200xp (400fsb)

    thank you

    please i want to get this rig back up and running again

  2. TangoTrolly

    TangoTrolly TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Do not automatically assume your MB is broken. Have you checked your Power Supply? You can do so with a PSU tester or drop in a spare one, if you have access to one.
  3. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    everything seems to power up ok .. ie both hdds
    gfx card fan spins up
    dvd drives start spinning
    i will have to have a closer look tonight but i reckon its the mobo

    i found a converter for a socket A mobo soit could take the 700+ pin cpus
    is it possible to buy a newer mobo and use a socket A cpu with it?

    other wise im stuffed and i dnt wanna write off my computer it was the 1st one i ever built!!!!
    it'll be like cutting off my right arm!
  4. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    No it's not possible to use a Socket A CPU with a new motherboard.
  5. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    argh no lol
    i guess i knew taht already .. it was just one last clutch at hope
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