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I think my new motherboard is broken, but would love a second opinion


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#1 pandmasana

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:50 AM

Hello, typing this from my vita. My last computer died suddenly, I guessed it was the psu, but got a new mobo and ram too. I hooked everything up, and nothing. no signs of power. I then unplugged everything, and just tried the 12v cord and the large one. It worked with my old psu, my  cpu fan was spinning and so was the psu. if I try plugging in anything more it doesnt seem to work. And then if I unplug the extra cords it wont start unless I completely unplug everg cord. wat.

 



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:32 AM

Hello,

I would suggest you try connecting everything again, step by step.
Unplug everything except the CPU/HSF, PSU, 1 stick of RAM, and the front panel power switch. Connect your monitor to your onboard video. Everything else can be disconnected.

If you want to test if the motherboard is working - take out all of your ram then turn the PC on. If you hear a beep - your motherboard should be OK. If you don't then your motherboard is most probably faulty or something's wrong with the connections. What are the exact components you're using, are you sure that they are compatible? You can put a parts list here so I can try to help with that.

Best regards, Citizen_WD


Edited by Citizen_WD, 19 November 2014 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:07 PM

thanks. Im using a Phenom II x4,  mobo is 970 ad3p, psu is 650w xfx ts650  ram kingston hyperx fu 2x4gb. ill try what you said now



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:22 PM

ok weird, i got mlst of it working atm, but it wont stay powered off. If I hit the power button after 2seconds it revives



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 01:14 PM

i got everything hooked upl andd workin, but if i screww in the psuu its back to square one it only seems to run lahing down on the case and that goes for both psu 



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:59 AM

Hi,

If I understood everything correctly – the problem is either in the PSU or there is a short circuit somewhere. Maybe it's best to take the PC to a specialist, just to make sure you don't damage the components.

Good luck, Citizen_WD






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