Originally Posted by sendblink23
According to when I bought my mobo (which was recent).. the bios that came with the Mobo already supports C3(i slapped in my 965 C3 & it worked lol).. so I never needed a C2 CPU(or any bios update)..... I would now only needed to update my bios if I were going for a 6 core cpu or having instability issues.
Now you did not mention - What bios does your board have.. since you speculated needing a bios update.. needing to buy a c2 cpu etc.. sorry if it sounded rough.. I just want to know how do you know that if you never managed to boot?
But here is a reality according to your trouble shooting - yes it seems it is a bad board you got there - you tested 2 different graphic cards(you can only use the top slot as main display.. so it doesn't matter switching pci slots.. the top one is the only one that will actually work as main display)... & you as well tested 2 different CPU's.. I'd imagine rams on different slots as well.. all that pretty much confirms its a bad mobo
Now I have no clue about your PSU - never read anything about it.... but you can push a bigger step on trouble shooting your hardware.... is there anyway you can test on another computer(or mobo) using... your hardware in it including the PSU.. to see if your entire hardware works <- that will insure if everything else is working good or not besides the MSI board - that is just to find out if anything else is bad.
So before deciding on getting a new mobo.. please test your hardware on another friends computer.. if that is possible... if not well spend on a new mobo then instead of used.
I was going by this
I have no idea what version bios it has, the bios chip says A7577 AMS140(1.40?) don't know if you can tell just from what it says on the chip. Yeah it sounds like a bad mobo though
Originally Posted by DrBrownfinger
also, if you have a fry's near you, you could go get a cheap $60 am3 mobo and test everything and then just take it back for full refund. i know its kinda messed up cause someone will end up buying the open box items that were just put through hell (at least thats what happens when i do it
), but its an easy way to pinpoint a bad part if you dont have any other way to figure it out.
will give that a try, you think bestbuy has them or compusa as there is no frys in my area. Gonna try getting a stick of DDR3 1066mhz RAM to try it out on said mobo if i buy it. thanks for advice guys, any more input from the gurus at OC
?Edited by mauro125 - 10/26/10 at 7:39pm