I bought a CPU + mobo combo from my roommate. They worked before he gave them to me, i've seen it!
Asus M4A89td Pro usb 3.0 and AMD Phenom ii x6 1090t
I originally got them and built a new computer around them. The Power supply i Used is 600W.
Graphics card: Radeon 8700
RAM: Corsair vengeance 16gb
Boot it up for the first time, started downloading drivers and normal programs as usual. Drivers for graphics card, and the chipset, audio.
After upgrading the audio and chipset drivers, the computer started freezing within the first few minutes of booting to windows. Strange..definitely a driver problem, right?
I tried uninstalling the drivers I just put on. But it keeps freezing. I try restarting, but a black screen is all that is shown for minutes on end. Eventually it gives me an error to go off of.
It said something like "cannot overclock, press F1 to enter setup and restore defaults" or something along those lines. My roommate nor I have ever tried to overclock. The mobo is going haywire. I googled that line and everybody was saying its my BIOS that is my problem. This made sense because I thought I bleeped up my mobo drivers. They said I could replace the BIOS chip and it might fix the problem because clearing CMOS did nothing.
I replaced the BIOS chip today, and now its even worse. The DRAM LED on my motherboard stays a solid red, or blinks now. It never boots up, no POST, nothing. The LEDs and fans work. No picture from the graphics card, or onboard video. I do not get video from onboard even without a graphics card connected.
I was so careful with it to not damage it with static electricity. I think I messed it up when I was updating the chipset drivers. But how can a motherboard become so useless and unresponsive from that? I'm trying every piece of advice I'm given and nothing is working. It keeps decaying it seems, am I breaking it? Is it failing by itself? Why can't i boot with it like I could before?!
Thank you for any input you may have! I sincerely appreciate it.