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post #11 of 21
CPUs almost never fail, unless overclocked way beyond their capabilities.

Just replace the mainboard.
post #12 of 21
Does the mainboard make a beep noise (failed post) when you try to post it without videocard and ram? If not, the motherboard is most likely bad.

You said you saw artifacts on the screen though, which point to the videocard.
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post #13 of 21
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Just to make it clear, when I press the "on" button with power going to the motherboard and CPU and everything else unplugged from the motherboard including memory, graphics, fans, USBs, etc. (to make sure it wasn't a short) nothing happens. It's like I didn't even press the button. I've checked the headers too, they're all plugged in correctly. Is there a way I could attempt to jump start the motherboard to see if the power button just stopped working for some reason?
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post #14 of 21
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Also, they don't sell P45s on Newegg any more... Anyone know a good place to get one, preferably something similar to the board that died?
Also, I know I got this motherboard under a year ago but I can't find anything about the warranty in the info... Anyone know how long it is or is likely to be. I'm guessing it was only a 90-day but it's worth checking.
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post #15 of 21
Gigabyte had a one year warranty on those I believe. 90 day warranties are actually pretty rare for computer components, one or two years is typical.
post #16 of 21
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Hello, just wanted to update this thread... I ended up taking the computer to a local repair shop because I wanted him to make absolutely certain it was the motherboard before going through the RMA process. But he concluded that it was actually my PSU.

I know people in this thread told me there was no way I was overloading it, but I think despite what it might be drawing from the wall, they put recommended wattages up for a reason. And according to every PSU calculator program I used, I was pretty close to my 520W limit plus I had overclocked the CPU and GPU as much as I could...

Just thoughts... But I did want to ask what other PSU brands do people recommend? I like Corsairs still, but they're rather pricey so I want to keep my options open. Thanks!
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post #17 of 21
How did he conclude it was your power supply?

I would not put much faith in most "local computer repair shop guys". About one time in five you get someone who knows what's up, the rest of the time it's either a moron with a GED and a ten year old A+ cert, a highschool kid, or a con artist.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
How did he conclude it was your power supply?

I would not put much faith in most "local computer repair shop guys". About one time in five you get someone who knows what's up, the rest of the time it's either a moron with a GED and a ten year old A+ cert, a highschool kid, or a con artist.
Ah... Well I was actually recommended this guy, not sure if that means anything. Also, when I was talking to him face-to-face he appeared very trustworthy and I don't know what he could possibly gain by telling me the wrong component was dead since it already wasn't working and he's not selling me anything. I'm looking into ordering the components because I know that way I can get them cheaper.

But please do tell me what you'd recommend I do... If I don't know what's dead and there's no real way I can know, then I feel a bit stuck.

**edit**
Also, I haven't actually picked it up yet so I can ask him how he test the power supply... I'm assuming he connected it to a different machine and tested my machine with a PSU he had sitting around based on the phone conversation. But I will be sure to ask when I pick it up.
Edited by btgrant - 3/12/11 at 10:32am
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post #19 of 21
As others have said, CPU's hardly ever fail.... unless you abused it to hell and back. How did the repair guy test the PSU?

It sounds like a Motherboard issue to me.
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post #20 of 21
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Just gonna close this thread with the fact that it was my PSU. When I took everything home from the repairman, I checked the PSU with another rig I had set up while my new one was away and I confirmed it was dead. I bought a Corsair HX750W (too much power for now, for further upgrades later XD) from Amazon and it arrived yesterday so I set everything up and it worked perfectly.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I do appreciate that it can be difficult to diagnose this sort of thing without the pieces in hand. But I'm glad I listened to the repairman, it saved me a considerable amount of trouble and time.
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