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How to tell if your mobo is fried?

post #1 of 37
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I was building my comp today and... after installing all the parts, the monitor wouldnt receive a signal... I tried my new LCD monitor and my old CRT monitor, both didnt work...

Currently using Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe with a Geforce 7900 GTX, FX-60 processor, a pair of dual channel 2gb Corsair sticks of RAM DDR 433

sigh... if my mobo is dead im going to be pissed.
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post #2 of 37
Do your fans kick on, components fire up (graphics card in particular), etc?
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post #3 of 37
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Yes, everything turns on, from the DVD drives, the case fans, the video card fan, the hd, and the lights turn on too
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post #4 of 37
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even the RAM lights turn on... mmm...
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post #5 of 37
i had a similar problem,only i had the a8n premium everything would power on,i could even get into the bios,but refused to load the windows from the disc,problem turned out to be the motherboard was fried (and the graphics card,but thats another story),have you tried 1 stick of ram at time and see if the processor posts?
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post #6 of 37
Your MOBO should be okay. Make sure your RAM stick(s) are in their slots correctly. It still is possible to put them in backwards and even latch them down, making you think they`re in correctly. Look them over carefully. I did this very thing when I upgraded my RAM, and the exact symptoms you described happened to me.
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post #7 of 37
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Yes, the RAM is in correctly, I made sure. I have tried 1 stick of RAM by itself too. Well I do have an issue where my heatsink/fan on the processor is blocking RAM slot 1A. So I put the two in 1B and 2B. Would that be a problem? No RAM = nothing on video? damn.
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post #8 of 37
Maybe the PSU? If you don't have enough power delivered by the PSU the sympthoms are: fans start but nothing appears on the screen. Seems close to what happens to your comp...
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post #9 of 37
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its a 600w Seasonic. I do not think it is the PSU at this point. When I get home I'm going to play around with RAM placement.
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post #10 of 37
Do you have both connectors connected to the mobo? The 24pin along w/ the 4 pin? Per my mobo manual, it will not power up correctly if the 4 pin is not connected. Hope it's something as simple as that.
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