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Is my Asus P5B Delux dead?

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Howdy,

My friend's system crashed with a blue screen of death and a "dump physical memory" error message. After this he could not get a display on his monitor, the computer turned on and every light and fan was on. I thought that it would be either the video card (8800gtx), or the ram. I took his system home and swapped in my graphics card and different ram, but I could still not get a display. I also tried both PCI-E lanes on the board, still no success.

I am thinking that it must be the mobo. I just wanted you guys opinion before I tell him to order a new one. Whattya think?
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You reset the CMOS before doing all that testing, yes? If so, it definitely sounds like the motherboard. Unless of course it's the PSU...

Try running his system off a diff PSU ;>
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Yep, first thing I did was clear c-mos and removed the battery. Could be psu, but it just seems like the bsod would be mobo related. Thanks for your help.
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You'll need to get your hands on some value RAM or RAM that uses 1.8-1.9v natively.

The Crucial and other higher end kits need 2.0-2.1v. If the memory is undervolted the system won't boot.
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post #5 of 8
Use another PSU, I had the same problem with my mobo a few months back. Turned out, I smoked the 8 pin connection on the PSU to the mobo...the mobo was fine though. Had all the same symptoms as you are describing. Bought a new PSU and was good to go.
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Could be psu, but it just seems like the bsod would be mobo related.
good luck
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Thanks for the help guys!
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Thanks for the help guys!
Did it work?
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Yes, it was indeed the PSU!

Thanks a lot guys, you saved me big time!
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