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Mobo is indeed dead.

Can I get suggestions for one that will work out of the box with a Sempron 140 or FX6300? Would the M5A78LM/USB3 be a good choice?

No, not for the FX chip.

Here's the two I would recommend, depending on your budget:

Asus M5A97 (probably will overclock the least) (open box)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873R

Asus M5A99X Open Box
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754R

The 990X is definitely the better board, but that's up to you if you can spend the difference. There's also much better alternatives out there, I'm just not too familiar with the current AMD motherboard lineup. But if you want that FX6300 to overclock, you WILL want a good quality motherboard if you want it stable and to last a long time.
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post #92 of 98
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Mobo is indeed dead.

Can I get suggestions for one that will work out of the box with a Sempron 140 or FX6300? Would the M5A78LM/USB3 be a good choice?

I'd say no..Maybe it's just me..

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=M5A97-BO-R&cat=MBB Y not this one? It's only 4 bux more
 
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6300 would work fine with it. Ive used a 6300 and a 4300 and a 4100 on these boards. They are very basic though. 3 gbs sata. gigabit ethernet.Really meant to be a workstation board, not a gamer in any respect. But it is a decent board.
   
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is why we do not use floppy drives.
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Ladies and gentlemen, this is why we do not use floppy drives.
But if OP had used a floppy drive, the power connector would have been plugged into it rather than the motherboard fan pins, thus saving the motherboard.
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To be honest, on my first build, I had never seen a connector like the floppy one before and it did look like it might fit on the fan header on the MB but I didn't plug it as I saw no point in a fan connector coming out of the PSU like that. biggrin.gif
As for bad luck goes, you have met your match. I haven't set anything on fire, but during my build I first got a faulty MB. 4 weeks of wait for a new one. Then same happened with the CPU. After that, it still didn't communicate with with my RAM. I took it to a specialist who, apparently, took the RAM out, put it back in, (which I had tried a million times) and it worked. One of my mates who's spent half his life building rigs said he's never witnessed a build so unfortunate.
Just recently I started building a rig for a friend. That still isn't going... suspecting another faulty MB, as I tried with my own CPU and RAM... After which - GUESS WHAT! - my rig couldn't identify the RAM. Again. Now I have 2 non-working rig on my desk and I'm clueless. (Thread under AMD memory if anyone feels like helping.)
Oh, and, once I got bored once and did the cable management on my mom's PC after which it didn't power up. My mom was getting furious as it's her only computer which she needs for work daily, when eventually I found out that the PSU power cable wasn't in properly. biggrin.gif

So when it comes to bad luck, you're not alone, mate. biggrin.gif Perhaps we should make a club on this forum for people with bad luck.
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I'm no computer genius, I have made mistakes when I was a noob also, but not being careful with electric connectors..... Trying to be as precise as possible when plugging in things, especially when I was not certain was a must. I would have rather looked it up on the Mobo/PSU User's Manual than doing it without knowing, especially when i worked my ass to buy my pc...
Edited by pokerapar88 - 8/26/13 at 7:45am
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Lucky you didnt electrocute yourself.
 
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