Motherboard/CPU fried?

By coywolf ยท 35 replies
Nov 8, 2007
  1. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Well, let wait and see what the other member has to say.

    P.S. After i got my Geforce 6600GT, i always have my Geforce 6200 handy, just in case for diagnosis.
  2. coywolf

    coywolf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Since it doesn't seem like theres much else I can do at this point anyway, I'm thinking about just submitting an RMA to evga and get the motherboard replaced. Reading other things around the web, it seems pretty unlikely that the problem is the CPU. And I tried to run all other components on the old motherboard/cpu/ram and they worked fine, so it really seems to me like the problem is the motherboard. I'm just puzzled as to what could have happened.
  3. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    Simple test- remove the cpu

    There is (almost always) a post code for missing cpu. If you still don't post when trying to boot with a new PSU, no cpu, ram, vid card, etc it's pretty safe to say the motherboard is probably a junker. But let someone look up your mobo to be safe if there are no beeps- I'll try to do so after I get back from a wedding I'm going to. Just let us know how it goes.
  4. coywolf

    coywolf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, i havent tried that yet. Bit of a side question: removing the cpu would mean removing the fan/heatsink. When I do that, do I have to reapply thermal compound? or can I leave the stuff there, and just put the fan/heatsink back on afterwards?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes, you really need to clean of the old compound and apply a small fresh amount
  6. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    Unless it's dry, you don't HAVE to strictly speaking.

    However, it is indeed highly recommended no matter what.
  7. coywolf

    coywolf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, its just that probably less than 24 hours ago, and somewhere between 2-3 minutes of run time ago, I put on a fresh amount. I would think it's not dry yet.
  8. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    you should be safe then- you might redistribute the paste before reattaching
  9. Ex0duS_5150

    Ex0duS_5150 TS Rookie

    sounds like the motherboard. i had a similar problem with a brand new board msi.
  10. coywolf

    coywolf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright, found time to get it hooked up without the CPU. Still nothing. I've already submitted an RMA request to EVGA, so hopefully whenever I get the replacement, that'll fix my problem. Thanks for everyone helping out with this, I appreciate it.
  11. Ex0duS_5150

    Ex0duS_5150 TS Rookie

    no problem, glad to help. im speaking for everyone now. is that ok? =)
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