Well it lasted well but I get the feeling the mobo has finally given up.
Had a BSOD a few times over the last week, a graphics glitch and freeze. Finally a few days back no power.
Ordered a new rig as well overdue, however, I now have several components to make up a backup rig which to be honest still works well for my needs. (Can only imagine what the new rigs going to do, I digress)
i920 2.66ghz COU with zalman fan
Seasonic 650W PSU
EVGA 660 GPU
6 x 2GB DDR3 OCZ ram
Nothing is/has been overclocked all default.
Troubleshooting so far:
Tests new mobo with new PSU, 1 ram in slot, and again 3 rams in 3 alternate slots with nothing connected. NO GPU, NO SATAs connected no other devices. Just raw mobo/cpu/mem = FF!
Reset bios, removed battery for a long duration with no power or peripherals connected to the rig = FF!4
Did notice the CPU fans were not working so well, but I'm guessing this is due to the FF not posting and nothing starting up.
Removed cooler and CPU all looks good.
I do not have a spare mobo to try the processor another rig, but it looks good, no burnt or damaged pins.
I did get a minor whiffy metallic smell on Sunday (Tuesday the rig wouldn’t boot).
So I am guessing, whilst it could be anything. The mobo is likely deceased.
I’m open to suggestions on what to do in sourcing a replacement mobo (UK) based. Fleabay concerns me, damaged board could = more damaged components if any).
Any suggestions? I was thinking of slinging the components on eBay, but I don’t want to shaft anyone with faulty kit.
Bit of a catch 22. Any ideas or help welcome.
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