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By arusty25 ·
How would you know if your motherboard has died on your PC what sort of problems would you get?
Would your PC turn off intermitantly while you are using it?

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by dmiles In reply to Mother board problems

With the use of Diagnostic equipment,to check the board or components to make sure that board is in working order

Motherboards will make a beep at the end of Post

Power Supply may not turn on,or provide power to board

Incompatible MemoryPoorly seated plug-in cards

Drive cables orientated backwards

Bad CMOS battery

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by arusty25 In reply to Mother board problems

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by trockid In reply to Mother board problems

If your motherboard has gone bad in your PC then it will usually cease to boot up at all, and probably won't give you any POST beeps. It could happen while you're using your comp and it would shut down, however, if you're using your computer and it shuts down intermittantly it is most likely a different problem. Heat could be a common cause, check to make sure all your fans are working. A bad power supply could be the culprit as well. Try replacing some parts with known good ones and see what you come up with.

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by TheChas In reply to Mother board problems

While this could be the motherboard, usually the system shutting down randomly is either the CPU, or the power supply.

Start by checking both fans (CPU and Power supply) if either fan is not working, at a minimum, you need to replace the fan.

If the CPU fan is dead, I would seriously consider replacing the CPU.

If you recently added drives or a high power video card, your power supply may not have enough wattage to run everything. I now build all new PCs with 300 watt or larger supplies.

Chas

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