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Dead mobo? Help needed. GA-MA790X-UD4P

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So I away at school and my family uses my sig rig (sad I know). But it has been having problems lately, so I tried to help diagnose it, and now I am turning to you guys.

For the past month or so it had been having video problems. There were two monitors plugged in, but only one would work, the 2nd one would only work sometimes. They got tired of this and switched to just the one monitor. Then they said that the video card fan would be spinning loudly all the time, instead of just at boot up.

Apparently the power button on my case doesn't really work all the time now either, not sure if this is the button itself or the headers on the board. But anyway they turned the computer off last night, and today when they turned it on nothing would show up. The CPU fan was also not spinning. After they cleaned it, it would spin for like 30 seconds and then stop.

I got my brother to switch to an older video card and tried a different PCI-e slot and still no luck. Nothing would show up on the screen. I had him reset the CMOS, and tried to remove all but 1 slot of RAM.

I asked them to see if there were any beeps from the motherboard. They said there were none. Shouldn't there be at least one beep to indicate a successful POST?

I thought it was a video card issue because of the issues in the beginning, but now I fear its much worse. Anyone else have any other ideas? This stinks because I won't be home until Thanksgiving, and even when I get home I don't have a spare board to test with and see what the issue is.

I could have them take it to microcenter to diagnose it. They are the only place I sort of trust to not rip me off and/or mess up my stuff.
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Try testing it without any RAM at all, and you should get constant beeps. If you get beeps, then you may have a bad motherboard. If you don't get beeps, you might have a bad CPU.
(I had a motherboard that would turn on for 1/2 second and shut off, but after trying it with a different processor, it worked)
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Is it possible to turn the computer on without a CPU in at all? Like Let's say you just had the motherboard + video card would you at least be able to see all the stuff pop up on the screen so that I know that at least the motherboard does something.
Edited by wizrd54 - 10/26/11 at 1:36am
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