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Hello OCN.

So, basically. My brother called me about his computer shutting off. It's running an MSI 890FX-GD65 with a triple core Athlon Ii X3 425 at stock clocks.

I cleared the CMOS, nothing
I used the CPU on another board and it works fine.

I tried 2 CPUs and the board would react differently. Both are known good CPUs.

The Athlon would simply shut off while the Phenom CPU would shut the system down, BUT the Power LED will flash.

I'm lost. Dead board or something else?

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MSI is known to have low quality boards so I'm thinking it's the board. Kinda weird that it would react differently to different chips tho.
 
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MSI is known to have low quality boards so I'm thinking it's the board. Kinda weird that it would react differently to different chips tho.

Not all MSI boards are bad, some models are very good and even used in competitions for their quality.

Regarding the user problem, did you desconnected all the power cables and components and tried again?

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It is sounding a bit more like a PSU problem, I would suggest checking.

Best way to check is put his computer back how it was, and swap out the PSU.
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tried again today and no post. all the phase LEDs light up. I'll try with a new PSU tomorrow.


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