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Hiy guys, I wanted to know if I should bid on an MSI K8N Neo4-F thats on ebay. Heres what the seller says about it.

" I was changing the video card and cpu. everything went normal but it didnt boot back up fully. it started and then quit and after that wouldnt get to bios. i only knew one of the cpu's worked and didnt have other spare parts to try it with. i am moving to a laptop so i decided not to bother trying to replace it and hence lost the ability to test it fully. "

I want to know if i should bid on it. I really cant tell if this is a motherboard issue or not. Im leaning towards the processor but im not 100% sure. I really dont want to buy a faulty board. The bid is at $9.99 or BUY IT NOW for $29.99. And also, If it would be possible to RMA it to MSI even if I didnt purchase it. The seller has had the board for about 4 months. Thanks everyone and keep those replys comin'!
    
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For $29 you cant go too wrong.

I bought my current mobo and chip off ebay (both second hand) with no issues what so ever.
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Newegg has a refurb OEM for the same board (the e-Bay one also comes without any cables and such). Newegg costs $55.29 + $1 shipping, and the e-Bay is between $19.98 (lowest bid + shipping) and $29.99 (with free shipping).

You take a risk buying the e-Bay board. If it is faulty, then you might have a problem. Check the MSI website on their RMA policy (original user only??).

Here is the Newegg link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130491R

Edit: MjrTom: correct, can't go much wrong for $30 and I also bought stuff from e-Bay. However, in this case the seller states that the board might be faulty and he does not accept returns (obviously).
    
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Yeah, i see what you mean. Plus, I dont have a way of testing it right away, because im moving from skt 754 to 939. I dont think ill' take the gamble. Anyway, from what the seller says, does the issue seem to be motherboard related? Thanks so much for your quick replys guys, and keep em' comin!
    
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IMO it sounds like the board is fine but the CPU might not be compatible with the board (maybe wrong bios).

Its hard to tell really from the info the seller has provided.

It could be something as simple as the CMOS needs resetting
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MjrTom
IMO it sounds like the board is fine but the CPU might not be compatible with the board (maybe wrong bios).

Its hard to tell really from the info the seller has provided.

It could be something as simple as the CMOS needs resetting
True It could be something that simple. On the other hand, he could have played frisbee with the board

I agree though that there is a pretty good chance the board is fine. It's a matter whether you want to take the risk, or spend possible several hours trouble shooting to get it to work.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
True It could be something that simple. On the other hand, he could have played frisbee with the board

I agree though that there is a pretty good chance the board is fine. It's a matter whether you want to take the risk, or spend possible several hours trouble shooting to get it to work.

I sincerly hope he has not used it as a frizbee but anything is possible in this world lmao

If you are not a risk taker go for the option Chozart suggested from new egg that way you may have limited warranty support and "come back" if there is any issues.
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As far as MSI goes, I couldnt find anything regarding "Original User" in the policy, so im not really sure. Im kinda at a crossroads here lol! I had also thought about resetting the cmos or a bios reflash, who knows what may be wrong! Thanks Again and keep em' comin!
    
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