In November I ordered the following parts to build a desktop computer:
- BIOSTAR A780L3B 760G Motherboard
- AMD HDX945WFGIBOX Phenom II X4 945 Quad Core Processor
- 2x Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM
- Thermaltake VM54521N2U V2 ATX Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 450W PSU
Plus a solid state drive. All pieces went together and with an install of Windows 8 we were up and running.
Now, a couple months later, the computer will not boot up. The fans will turn but it will not boot into the BIOS or windows. We've tried switching the RAM positions and taking them out completely, resetting the CMOS, and replacing the power supply with a different one but we always get the same symptoms.
ONCE between an unplug and plugging in of the power we did get it to boot, but the next time, without any changes, it would not boot.
My main question is if anyone thinks it is the motherboard or the processor? I can order the exact same motherboard again, but I don't want to do this if it's actually the processor that's shot.
Also, if it helps, this may have been caused by a power surge/cycle but it's not for certain.
Edited by katesar, 14 February 2013 - 03:48 PM.