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So I woke up the other day, cruised in to turn on my comp, flick the power switch and no dice. Not even a fan or anything, so I'm like OK PSU.

Replace it, power up, awesome. But after about 20 seconds of boot time the board goes black again. Then when I unplug and re-plug it won't do a thing, so I unplug for a while and it will then boot for a bit before it ultimately dies again.

This sounds like it may be a failing motherboard to me. What do y'all think?

Cheers and thanks for any responses. Any ideas on further troubleshooting I would be very grateful.

-JB
post #2 of 11
Yup, motherboard. Also, if you have any overclocks, try reverting to stock by pulling the CMOS battery.
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Hmm how long have you had this PC and how old is the Motherboard?
 
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post #4 of 11
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yep, I actually just booted to BIOS and it wouldn't even hold on in the BIOS screen.

Gigabyte EX58-UG5 you have served me well these 8 years. Is it worth fixing? or should I just upgrade?
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by JBVries View Post

yep, I actually just booted to BIOS and it wouldn't even hold on in the BIOS screen.

Gigabyte EX58-UG5 you have served me well these 8 years. Is it worth fixing? or should I just upgrade?

It's worth troubleshooting. I wouldn't waste that board away.
post #6 of 11
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I was planning on just sitting tight until the 990x CPUs came down in price. Any ideas on fixing would be sweet.
post #7 of 11
you've had the board since 2005? and 990x won't come down in price...it'll only get harder to find.

it does sound like a failing motherboard...try and save it.
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post #8 of 11
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Maybe I got it in 2007-8, 2005 sounds a bit long. I have had it a long time for sure.

How does one diagnose a failing motherboard? Especially when it wont even hold a charge in the BIOS?
post #9 of 11
take everything out. If you can't get to the bios or get error beeps with just the processor and board or just the board by its self its the board.
 
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