I found an Alienware Area-51 750i computer in the trash, I got it working, reformatted it and then gave it to a friend for his son. The kid played for about 6 months and then it died. He said he had been playing and the computer would get hot as hell 100 was what he called it. He was playing, it froze, he could not get out nor escape so he forced it off. When he went to boot back up, black screen and neither his gaming keyboard lights lit up nor did his gaming mouse light up either, the computer works but I have a black screen. They brought back to me and the first thing I noticed was there was no post beep, so I went about taking it apart. I removed the graphics card and reinstalled it to make sure it was not loose. No dice. I removed the ram, replaced them in another order, nothing. I then went about removing the battery and moving the jumper pin over, reboot, still nothing, mind you, I went thru the next process of leaving out the graphics card, power on and looking for any beep, nothing, same with, ram. I can only assume that it maybe the mother board? Anyhow.. here are the specs.
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Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
Motherboard asus p5n-d NVIDIA 750i SLI Chipset
Card EVGA GEFORCE GTX 670
Alienware brand 750 watt power supply.
8GB of DDR2
My question is.. Am I on the right track thinking the mobo is shot? If so, I would like to replace the mobo, cpu, RAM and Power supply. The boys father is tight with his money but he wont deny his son all the way considering Christmas is around the corner. If you had to upgrade these and you consider yourself on a budget but still want a pretty good gaming computer, what would you buy? I called him and asked him what he was willing to spend but he never called me back lol
Edited by magichimp, 25 November 2017 - 08:53 AM.