In the event that it is fried, I'm thinking about going with a new motherboard and getting the FX-8120. Thoughts on this? Right now I have a 955 X4 BE but there's now the possibility it is fried as well.
check if u plugged everything in properly. If everything fails put in a spare psu (if u have) reconnect everything. If the system works with the other psu then ur psu is faulty.
Don't quote me on this but the FX-8120 wont work on ur motherboard. Bulldozer runs on 990fx chipset. Confirm this with another OCN member though. I am an intel guy not and AMD guy
Went through and double checked everything. I also noticed that the power light is not on at all now even though the computer is one.
You may have damaged other system components - NOT the motherboard (specifically the VRMs) because everything actually turns on; whereas if your VRM system was damaged there would be no turn on. Look for a component that is preventing POST. And for jeez sakes since there is still a high risk that your motherboard VRMs DO FAIL on this setup (870A-G54 has the highest recorded VRM failure rate of any AMD board) swap that board out as soon as possible! It is not fit to run 125W TDP processors at stock!
What's a good AMD board that can handle 125 watts that has a good price point? Thanks for the reply.
Well, you define your own price point. But to give you some ideas:
- GA-78LMT-S2P - 760G chipset, quality 4+1 phase... no heatsinks (but can be added on or you can ensure airflow cooling) - $60 shipped
- 970 Extreme3 - 970 chipset, quality 4+1 phase, heatsinks - $80 shipped
- 970 Extreme4 - 990X chipset, quality 4+1 phase, heatsinks - $110 shipped
- GA-990XA-UD3 - 990X chipset, quality 8+2 phase, heatsinks - $120-130 shipped
Looking at the thread "AMD Motherboard VRM Info" (in my sig, link) might help