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Robear38

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Testing Mobo
« on: September 02, 2006, 03:29:17 PM »
Is there any way to test whether a mobo is fried other than installing it first? Silly questions, I know, but I need to know.  Thanks. :-?

Fed

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    Re: Testing Mobo
    « Reply #1 on: September 02, 2006, 03:36:22 PM »
    I don't think there's a way for us mere mortals to test a motherboard other than to try it.

    Shockwave

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    Re: Testing Mobo
    « Reply #2 on: September 02, 2006, 06:38:48 PM »
    YOu could try to POST it outside your case... Just connect the PSU, RAM, system speaker and keyboard... Short the power terminal and see if it powers up with no errors... Well, except for the error that it won't detect a hard drive...

    Be careful as not to short the contacts in your mobo...
    « Last Edit: September 02, 2006, 07:04:56 PM by Shockwave »

    Robear38

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    Re: Testing Mobo
    « Reply #3 on: September 03, 2006, 10:36:42 AM »
    Hey, Shock...
    Your advice sounds good and I'm gonna do it today, but first I need to make sure I know how to short the power terminal.  Could that be the pins labeled "pwrbt" on the edge of the mobo?  And with what, a small screwdriver?  Thanks.

    Robear38

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    Re: Testing Mobo
    « Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006, 10:38:58 AM »
    Fed...
    I meant outside the box and should've said that, but Shock picked up on it anyway.

    Robear38

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    Re: Testing Mobo
    « Reply #5 on: September 08, 2006, 06:23:13 PM »
    BAckground:  Mobo is a "new" Soyo PV4VGA and processor is a new Celeron D straight from the box.  I've mounted the mobo in an older ATX case with an ATX 550W 12V PSU.

    Thanks for the helpful previous posts.  I'm now satisfied that the mobo is getting power as the little green light on the mobo is on.  However, still no post.  Nothing on the screen at all.  CPU fan and psu fan are both running.  I think now that the CPU is bad or, heaven forbid, I fried it installing it.  Now, another question.  Is there any way of testing a cpu to tell if it's good or bad?  How do the pros do it? :-?

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      Re: Testing Mobo
      « Reply #6 on: September 08, 2006, 07:27:54 PM »
      just curious as you seek your answer,  what cel D is it ?
      mobo- MSI P6N SLI / LCD Samsung  226BW
      Ram- G-Skill dual HQ / Speakers- 5300e's
      Fatality Hi-Fi Soundcard
      cpu - currently ~ E6600 / Foxfire only
      dual~Seagate 320 gig sata's
      8800 gts- MSI /Verizon Fios
          news is knowledge

      Robear38

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      Re: Testing Mobo
      « Reply #7 on: September 08, 2006, 09:09:31 PM »
      315.  Socket 478, 2.26