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Mobo probably dead

Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Peter Decker, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Peter Decker

    Peter Decker
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Sigh. Why couldn't this happen 3-4 months ago with active warranty... Im pretty sure my mobo has died as of this afternoon. Im not even getting any indicator to flash on my usb stick signal in any USB-slot. Fans and disks starts spinning but thats all. Network cable indicators dead. Had it on pretty much 24h with that prison management indie game which harvest 50+% CPU. Maybe should have had the case's side panel taken off. :mad:

    I would really appreciate some help here to find a cheap substitute to my ~3 year old MSI Z77-ma g45 . Does anyone know what chipsets are ok to use with my i5 3570k and a GTX 570? Later it may become a GTX 780 instead. 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz. Maybe any of you guys happen to have an old mobo around? ;) :whistling: :inlove:
     
  2. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    do you have another psu around you could test in it to rule psu out?
     
  3. Peter Decker

    Peter Decker
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Ah, hm, I have one in the i7 server box, maybe it can work, will check :)
     
  4. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
    PrestoGP Veteran

    always worth testing psu first when something like this happens, just because it powers up doesnt mean its working.

    also will the i7 board not work with the i5? are they diffrent socket designs?
     
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  5. Peter Decker

    Peter Decker
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    The i7 is a fujitsu enterprise miniatx box with fujitsu branded mobo and psu with a non compatible mobo connector :(

    I think the psu has 5 years warranty so would be great if that's gone instead. Just need to find a way to check if it starts. Maybe measure some volts?
     
  6. Dino Paolini

    Dino Paolini
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    If you have to swap your mobo, take another Z77 Board. Most retailers do not have them anymore (atleast not for fair prices), but at eBay you will find them for good prices.
    Any Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte or MSI Z77 Board will do.

    If you are not going to oc your CPU (but I guess you do since you have a 3570k) and are not going to use 2 gpu's ever, a H77 Board would do too :)
     
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  7. Sean Greenlaw

    Sean Greenlaw
    PrestoGP Veteran



    You can test psu if u have a multi meter or even a local pc shop would tell you quite easy :thumbsup:
     
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  8. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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  9. Peter Decker

    Peter Decker
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    Working on it. Trying to get in contact with my retailer to get clear idea of warranty and other options.
    Thanks for asking :)
     
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  10. Juergen

    Juergen
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    by any chance, did you checked the usb mobo connectors? Maybe something is removed...
     
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  11. David Turnbull

    David Turnbull
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  12. Peter Decker

    Peter Decker
    PrestoGP Veteran

    Not much Im afraid - am in contact with MSI atm and trying to find compatible mATX boards at ebay, sort of... :(

    but thanks again for asking :thumbsup:
     
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