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Mobo or CPU failure?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ken, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

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    So I took out my 8800GTS from my second system I use to learn Linux to test a 6800GT. On boot up I saw one of the components on the back of the PCB glow and burn out.

    I've tried my original 8800GTS and 460GTX and also tried a different ram set and PSU.

    All scenarios I just get the post beep and the memory leds are active on my 3500 ll Pro but no display. I try to type in my password to see if it's actually reached the login screen but I don't hear the login sound.

    So has my A8N SLI Premium motherboard failed or the 4400+? Leaning towards buying a replacement CPU first as it's cheaper...

    Thanks :)
  2. Armageus


    Joined: May 19, 2012

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    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    More likely to be the board. CPUs rarely fail, whereas capacitors etc on motherboards do age, leak and eventually fail.
  3. Ken

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    Thanks, browsing members market now :p
  4. freddie64

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    Tried one of the working GPUs in the second PCIE slot?
  5. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

    Posts: 1,013

    Yep, same symptoms, post beep but no display
  6. Doogles


    Joined: Mar 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,733

    Sorry tired brain on and I just told you to do something you already tried :(