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Hey guys,

So let me update you on the situation. To sum things up, a mining virus caused me to remove my GPUs and investigate further (as I did not know at the time ramped usage was from the virus) and as I removed one of the GPUs, the PCI express slot literally came off with the GPU. No idea how this happened as I did not apply excessive pressure. Anyway, this bent some of the pins under the slot, and for a while, I could not boot my PC. Finally, I went through and made sure none of the pins were touching and boom - PC worked fine, minus one PCI Express slot. However, I needed SLI, so I ordered another *used* Asus motherboard off eBay (Asus P8Z77 V). I installed the board, and the PC refused to post. Problem LED lights were on at both the RAM and CPU. After making sure everything was plugged in correctly and trying different RAM sticks in different slots, I gave up and installed the old motherboard. Luckily, after messing with the pins a bit more, it booted just once again. However, I tried one last time with the new Asus. Same result. Incredibly frustrated, I installed the old board once again, but this time, it would not post despite my efforts. It was stuck in a cycle of trying to boot, and it surely wasn't anytime soon. After careful inspection, I noticed a considerable amount of bent pins in the CPU socket of the Asus board. Well, that explains it. Luckily, I am returning the board for a refund. Now, I just wanted to ask you guys a few things.

1. Is there a good chance my CPU/RAM/GPU/other components were damaged?

2. If so, I have a problem. I don't know any PC enthusiasts (I'm only 17) who have a Z77 PC I could test the components individually on. I don't want to order a new motherboard until I'm 100% certain all my other components are entirely functional. Does anyone have suggestions how I could seek out someone/place that would let me test my parts?

Thanks a lot in advance, everyone.
     
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Sounds like that motherboard was defective and waiting to die. I'd try another different motherboard before I'd call anything except the motherboard itself dead.
    
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Sounds like that motherboard was defective and waiting to die. I'd try another different motherboard before I'd call anything except the motherboard itself dead.

You don't seem to understand my predicament... I don't have any other motherboards and I'm seeing if members have any suggestions on how to find someone who would let me test other components.
     
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If it booted up beside one card without the slot then those part should be fine. I would look at the card that the slot came out with make sure the gold contact are in good shape, and check the pbc board of that card make sure nothing show signs of burnt caps or vrms ect...

Sound more like a short. Tha most likely the problem.
Edited by beetlespin - 4/8/14 at 6:21pm
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If it booted up beside one card without the slot then those part should be fine. I would look at the card that the slot came out with make sure the gold contact are in good shape, and check the pbc board of that card make sure nothing show signs of burnt caps or vrms ect...

The card that it came out with works just fine; I know this because I tested it in slot 1 back when the mobo was functional. As for the PCB, there is no visible damage aside from the slot coming off tongue.gif
     
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Did it melt any where?
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Did it melt any where?

Definitely not.
     
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Only virus's I every seen take out a computer was a guy had about 200+. It was so slow he needed a new hhd. Most mine for data, and show little useage 4% to 6%. Left not clean they pick up more trojans or virus. That why I ask. Hope you get everything work out!
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