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G'day folks

My brother just dropped off his computer, few years old now.

Specs
CPU: Athlon 64 X2
Mobo: Asus M2NPV-VM
Ram: 1Gb Geil DDR2

I tried powering it on, it comes on for 5 - 6 seconds then just switches back off (it doesn't POST then turn off, just the all the fans/lights come on, then turn off after 5-6 seconds, thats it)

I Pulled all the extras (Ram/DVD Drive/HDD/Etc), still does the same thing.

Tried swapping out the PSU, but with the new confirmed working PSU (pulled it right out of a PC that had just finished being used) won't even power on, the fans all "Jolt" like they get power for the half a second. Lights are the same, come on for a split second then back off.

I tried jumping the PSU to make sure it wasn't a dodgy switch or a dead switch circuit, everything comes on, but after about 5 seconds all the lights at the front (ie power LED) turn off like they did before, just the fans keep going cause the PSU's jumped.

Pulled the CPU, visually everything looks fine, HSF was tight but reseated anyway, (ran it without a CPU too see what'd happen, same as above happened).

Wondering if its a dead mobo or a dead CPU

Unfortunately ive only got an AM3 socket mobo (GA-880GA-UD3H) and Athlon II X4 CPU. So i can't test the CPU into my mobo, and im really iffy about putting my CPU into that mobo (AM3 CPU's can go in AM2 boards right?)

Thoughts anyone?
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1T Samsung Spinpoint F4 2T Liteon DVD-+RW Zalman CNPS9500 
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Ubuntu Server 42" LCD Full HD-TV via 1080P HDMI None Silverstone Strider 450w 
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It seems like it could be the motherboard that is broken. The CPU is very unlikely to brake after a fall, but somehow I think it may have been something else that broke at the beginning, and not the board. I can't really see how a board could brake after a fall, unless dunno... maybe a heavy heatsink ripped some contacts from the CPU socket (but the fall must have been pretty big, not 3 inches.

AM3 cpus can work in AM2+ mobos, not in AM2. The Athlon II isn't supported on this board anyway:
http://usa.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=HGTVnGv5nGahCYgK
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lol sorry, it didn't have a fall, i ment he just brought his computer around for me to look at Damn aussie vocabulary (Link - #3)

Damn, i guess the only thing i can do now is to pull the lot out of a case, set it up on a box to eliminate case shorts/etc and yeah after that, i guess its most likely going to be a Mobo more than a CPU

though i think at this stage it'd be cheaper/easier to just buy a AM3 Mobo/CPU combo, as i recently did (bought the above combo) when a PSU blew in my old P4 HTPC and killed the mobo (would post but always freeze in the initial bios screens - Cost me $315 all up inc delivery and 4Gb DDR3 ram)
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1T Samsung Spinpoint F4 2T Liteon DVD-+RW Zalman CNPS9500 
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Ubuntu Server 42" LCD Full HD-TV via 1080P HDMI None Silverstone Strider 450w 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1T Samsung Spinpoint F4 2T Liteon DVD-+RW Zalman CNPS9500 
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Ubuntu Server 42" LCD Full HD-TV via 1080P HDMI None Silverstone Strider 450w 
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post #4 of 4
A similar thing happened to my older computer. It was a capacitor.
Edited by kheper - 2/27/11 at 11:19am
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