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Old 23rd January, 2005, 03:28 PM
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Motherboard death? *funeral over*

8 RDA+ just showing FF on startup - no bootsequence. This seems to imply either motherboard or CPU failure. How do I know which? (I have no testing possibilitys as it is my only computer - this is written from an Internet Café).

Anyone know a good sunday-open computerstore in munic...

CPU is a Athlon XP 2100 running well over that, but without any heatproblems, and below original voltage. I´ve had some "sound-crashes" with the onboard sound lately - I suspect it could be related (e.g overheating southbridge or something).

Any Ideas welcome (I´ve tried removing all components except CPU from the MB without change - Fans spin but that is about it - no lifesigns except the FF on the LED).

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Old 23rd January, 2005, 04:14 PM
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Stick your head in the case and look at the mobo's caps... If any are bulging or leaking, there you go. I would bet that if you removed the CPU, and tried to boot, you would get the same result. That doesn't mean that your CPU is bad tho (but it could be). I suspect the mobo is dying and unable to power the CPU properly.
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Old 25th January, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Seems both CPU and MB were toast. At least no other components were killed in the crash!

Annoying though, as I plan a serious upgrade in a couple of months ( ) I don´t want to spend money on this, meaning the new parts are really a downgrade compared to the old (well the proc. at least. The Socet A semprons are not a perticularly nice aquaintance - locked multi and no higher than 2GHz at 1,6V (200x10). Not impressed).
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I feel your pain...I have a pig of a 3000+ chip, squeals if I look sideways at it!
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