MY MoBo Died or I Killed it

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  1. 03hdfatboy

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    Title pretty much says it all. If you have followed my "PSU died" thread you know what's going on.
    After I got my new PSU installed, my PC acted strange, it would not post but I know that that MoBo has always been a PITA to post after a major hardware change so at first I didn't think much of it, but after I cleared RTC like I've had to do in the past it posted so I went into setup and made necessary changes and pressed F10 to save and exit...
    Still no post :frown: I was like WTF :confused: so I done it again and finally got it to boot after clearing and pressing F2 to load defaults and continue with the XP hard drive plugged in it booted up and I ran XP but it was VERY unstable so I restarted hoping that a fresh restart would help but that was not it. So again I cleared RTC, and again and so forth continuously removing parts off MoBo looking for the defective hardware well I got down to the last stick of ram and 1 video card and had nothing left to take out so I started trying different sticks in different slots, still with no luck :frown: so I figured maybe the bios got disrupted when the PSU went to pot so I decided to try to restore or update it and it sat there for a long time and finally restarted and it NEVER posted again :(
     
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    Forgot to mention this is the 2nd ASUS P5WDH Deluxe I've had, the first one died and was replaced on 10-15-07 also but I didn't help that one:D Warranty went out on this one 4-27-08 :rolleyes:
     
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    Yup looks a great buy and I'm really glad you got things sorted even though your wallet is now a little lighter lol. So when will we see the rig up and running?
     
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    Just as soon as it comes in I'm going to call in to work [​IMG] and get busy building and should having running in a few hours. I don't plan on duel booting with XP this time. :rolleyes:
     
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    Carried over... Hope you don't mind :D
    How many fans are you running now?

    I know what you mean about the long cards. Asus actually deleted one SATA on my old board because the VC wouldn't have fit otherwise, but they deleted the master not the slave and I thought that was kinda dumb :rolleyes:
     
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    Are you playing games very bad or something??? You must run it very hard. I'm afraid of that, with faster chips, I'll whiz through everything and burn my computer core to death. You are addicted to speed.................
     
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    The fan count has got up to six including graphics and CPU.. To answer Celestas question.. My rig plays games beautifully and was designed to do so (by me :cool:) the reason I have plenty of heat is because I'm running a 3.2GHz chip which are like little fan heaters! The thing is though not only does the chip run very warm but the northbridge does too but then again with 3.2GHz of information being funneled through it I'm not really surprised. Adding to all this heat is also the graphics card, an 8800 GTS 320, which is huge but runs fantastic (and one of the best cards I've ever owned)..
    Addicted to speed you say... Hmmm well I chose the chip for power and longevity, even now it's still faster than many of the latest quad core offerings by AMD and I don't need to upgrade until the 45nm node.. Again same for the graphics although in a perfect world it could do with a tad more memory...
    Just my 2cents...:D
     
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    OC to the death!!! [​IMG]
     
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    There's more truth in that statement than not....:eek:
     
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    I've Killed my share of hardware... you live and learn. :D
     
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    Sometimes the hard way lol... Mind you, if wasn't for the overclockers in this world then pc's would be pretty boring IMO
     
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    and most likely more expensive. :eek:
     
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    You mean if Intel got their way...snigger :rolleyes:
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Check out the sound card setup on my new board. Don't know what it's gonna sound like but it looks cool and I'm gonna give it a shot :cool:
    [​IMG]
     
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    You got all that for $99? Thats a great deal and it certainly has the specs for a great board..
    I'm hoping that when the 45nm AMD quads are released I can use this board :
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 AMD 790X (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard=
    As long as Gigabyte release the relevant bios I'll be good to go, if not I'll have to find another board (I haven't bought this yet but have set my heart on getting it)..
     
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    never had a Gigabyte board but looks to be a good one.
     
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    Ordered one of these to go with my new MoBo..
    [​IMG]
    GURU CLOCK GC-03
    The only thing about it I don't like is the fact that it is green [​IMG] Maybe I'll paint it black and mount it on the side of the case

    They don't come with the newer cards and are hard to find, but I found one :D
     

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