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Well, after working perfectly for the past 3 months my new P8P67 B3 just died...

I have researched extensively and tried various techniques to reviving it but everything seems to point to mobo fail...

I am probly gonna go through the RMA process, but I am really bummed about not having this pc operational & I'm considering just buying a new mobo.

>> My question is, I have all my OS & programs on a fully intact HDD, and I have a win 7 backup / restore file with everything saved (just as a precaution from a few weeks back)... Can I boot this HDD as is with a new P8P67 Pro? (or other mobo) or does it have to be the exact same mobo for driver purposes? If not, I can always format the HDD, but then can I re-install win 7 with the new mobo & then use the restore / backup disk to retrieve my prior state? or is the backup still tied to the mobo?

... just incase you're interested here's what happened with the P8P67...

New build with i5-2500k & P8P67 B3.0 approx 3-4 months ago... 4 gb kingston hyperx 1600 mhz 1.65v (2x2gb)...

everything worked perfectly for 3-4 months with mild overclock @ 4.2 ghz oc specs were mostly auto with ram set to specs shown above (I'm at work so I can't recall the exact oc specs, i can retrieve them later if you're interested)

a few days ago I pushed the power switch to boot up & nothing... leds & fans attempt to power on for approx 1/2 sec then nothing... mobo has power led on... At first i suspected psu... replaced with new thermaltake 850w & same problem.

Cleared CMOS by removing battery for 5 min, nothing.

Tried TPU & the other switch (cant remember) on & off, both ways, nothing.

To eliminate shorting variable, i removed the mobo from the case, placed on cardboard (with standoffs), removed hdd, removed graphics card, disconnect all fans (except cpu), same problem.

I have tried both ram sticks as singles in the closest slot to the cpu, nothing.

I have tried re-seating the cpu, switching back to stock heatsink (from zalman 9900 something or other), nothing.

After reading several posts on ocn, i'm convinced its the motherboard... although i can't eliminate the cpu unless I take it somewhere to be tested. Can this mobo post w/o cpu? I havent tried that...

Tonight I will try shorting the power switch pins to eliminate a bad switch from my list, but i'm doubtful (case is a brand new cm 919).

*sigh*

Thanks in advance for any help / suggestions!
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post #2 of 5
1. Your board is definitely dead.

2. You can revive your operating system from a backup but you need this:
-A 'system repair disc' burnt using Windows 7 64-bit.
-A system image included with the backup. If you used the Windows 7 backup, make sure you checked the option to make a system image.

Or, you could just boot up the computer with the exact same board (a working one) and it should work. Windows activation might give you some grief, though.
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Thanks railfan844

I just hope the ASUS RMA doesnt take forever... i needs my SB!
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why do you to buy another p67 board from asus after having 1 died on you? especially the Pro one is the most unreliable board in the p 67 line IMO. ( am not talking about the features or oc capacity, just reliability)
Just look at peoples reviews on newegg and see for yourseft...only 3 egg out of 5 .
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...scrollFullInfo

I recommend you this board instead.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...scrollFullInfo
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sushimaster View Post
... I recommend you this board instead.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...scrollFullInfo
Is ASRock really that reliable? (I honestly don't know.) It looks kinda cheap...

From what I've seen, my first choice, if i'm gonna spend the $ for an upgrade, would be the ASUS WS Revolution, but I am open to suggestions... I was only thinking of the p67 PRO b/c I was assuming it was better than the plain p8p67.... & cheaper than the WS....

I'm not opposed to changing manufacturers. I was under the impression that ASUS, MSI, & Gigabyte were the best (My #1 is reliablity, but I also need Sata 3, SLI/Xfire, & Good OC ability)... I guess I'll have to reformat my hdd & restore from my win 7 backup file anyway...

Does anyone think that I will have problems with restoring my backup onto a fresh install on a new board (different manufacturer)?

(I've never tried the win 7 backup / restore process, so I don't know how good it works)
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