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post #1 of 10
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When the new ivy bridge chips came out, I bought a ASUS P8Z77 WS and was going to buy the CPU but ran out right as i clicked buy.. So I'm sitting here with a MOBO that i have no idea if it works or not.
Since the newegg stock is out i have no idea when that will be..

So is there anyway to test the MOBO without a chip to see if it's DOA or not?

And I'm an AMD guy.. so this is my first intel so im clueless..

Any insight/help/advice would be GREATLY appreciated since my pockets are not loaded.. and i really don't want a $340 paper weight.
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post #2 of 10
Not really
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post #3 of 10
No, the computer will not post. Simply, because you need the CPU. Think of it as the brain of the system. When you first turn on the computer some simple processes are done, and without a CPU these processes cannot be done, meaning no post or noway to tell if your mobo is DOA, unless if you buy a CPU.
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post #4 of 10
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Dang <.< i guess i will wait till i have one week left to return in the 30 days.. If Intel doesn't restock i shall have to send it back so i don't get screwed
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post #5 of 10
Try to go to some local shop and see if they have a few chips laying around that you can test out in their shop, or if there is a FRY's/Microcenter near you just buy one, test it, and return it the next day.
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post #6 of 10
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Yea i live in a farming town with 2000 people.. That aint gonna happen D:
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post #7 of 10
Aw shucks. Ain't that a bummer? Well...I don't know what to say then, nonetheless I hope you figure something out! thumb.gif
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks lol.. So far out of the years of buying stuff.. I've yet to have something show up DOA.. just don't wanna chance it with this chunk of change
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post #9 of 10
I'd just try to find somewhere else to find the CPU you were about to buy. Look around at a local electronics retailer, tiger, microcenter, or some other retailer to find the CPU. You'll be in a lot more trouble if you wait for your original source to restock and it takes more than 30-days or if you don't have ample time to stress test and configure your system.
- chmodlabs thumb.gif
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