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The PSU that (probably) went bad was this. Not amazing or anything but it got the job done nicely for three and a half years until...whatever happened.

My mom's PSU is a fairly generic one that just came with her case (I built her computer for Christmas, luckily. Her old one was a Gateway from 2000 or somewhere around there), but it's 580 watts so it was enough to test all the parts I needed to at least.

Another update though and one more question to take a stab at:

Tested the RAM, 460 GTX, and Q6600 in her motherboard. RAM and 460 are both working fine, and I THINK the Q6600 is too, but her MB doesn't support 95w CPUs. It got past the POST screen but then said something about not supporting anything above 65w and shut itself down. I think that means it would work though in a MB that supported it, right?

Anyway the question though; I have no way of testing my new computer other than to take it to a local store, but if you had to guess (since guessing is mostly all this whole thing has been anyway), is it likely that just the MB of my new comp is ruined, since that seems to be all that's ruined from my old comp?
yes to your quesiton. Check for a bios update for your moms mobo. A bios update could allow it to support your chip
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post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by downloads_plz View Post
The PSU that (probably) went bad was this. Not amazing or anything but it got the job done nicely for three and a half years until...whatever happened.

My mom's PSU is a fairly generic one that just came with her case (I built her computer for Christmas, luckily. Her old one was a Gateway from 2000 or somewhere around there), but it's 580 watts so it was enough to test all the parts I needed to at least.

Another update though and one more question to take a stab at:

Tested the RAM, 460 GTX, and Q6600 in her motherboard. RAM and 460 are both working fine, and I THINK the Q6600 is too, but her MB doesn't support 95w CPUs. It got past the POST screen but then said something about not supporting anything above 65w and shut itself down. I think that means it would work though in a MB that supported it, right?

Anyway the question though; I have no way of testing my new computer other than to take it to a local store, but if you had to guess (since guessing is mostly all this whole thing has been anyway), is it likely that just the MB of my new comp is ruined, since that seems to be all that's ruined from my old comp?
A reasonable assumption on both the CPU still being functional and the MoBo being the only dead component. If the other computer survived with only one dead component, you're lucky. I have had a PSU die on me and take everything but the RAM and drives with it. Network card dead, video card dead, mobo dead, cpu dead lol It was like a warzone.

In any case, I'm glad to see you're making headway with this. I know how you feel about self doubt. It happens to us all at one point or another.
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Alright, thanks a bunch you two...didn't actually realize until now that you were the only two to post in this thread pretty much (briang191 too ). Been a big help at bare minimum in helping me at least come up with a theory of what went wrong.

My plan for now is to buy a new PSU, which is needed no matter what, and a new x58 MB. If it turns out more than just the Rampage II Gene is ruined in the new computer I can always just resell it and upgrade the MB for my q6600 anyway, which I should have done a while ago (P5N-E is terrible for quads).

So thanks again, and I'll update this some time when there's new news.
    
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Gl man and I wish we coulda fixed your problem. On that note dont get down on yourself about building.
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