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Clevername1

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System Specs:

Mobo- Foxconn 955x7aa
CPU- Pentium Dual-Core E2180
GPU- Sapphire HD 3850 1Gig DDR2 PCI-E
Memory-PNY DDR2 PC2-5300 667Mhz, 2x 1gig

Symptoms:

1.)Graphics card fan is not spinning (assuming it's not getting power, dead?).

2.)Computer doesn't respond to holding down power button for shut off. I must hit the switch on back of PSU.

3.)Sometimes wont turn on at all, fans spin for 1/2 sec and then nothing.


What I have done:

I have swapped out power supply with a known good. To verify that it's not the problem.

Moved around both memory sticks and have used a single stick in all 4 memory spots.

I have connected the PC speaker to the Mobo where the manual says. No beeps, I also tried connecting it the other way 'round. No dice.

Other thoughts:

I would guess it's the GPU, but the computer fans spinning for 1/2 sec then nothing makes me lean towards the Mobo. I however can't test if it's the GPU because I don't have another PCI-E GPU around and the Mobo is without on-board graphics.

I'm fairly sure I'll have to return something... I just can't figure out what.
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Seems this Mobo doesn't support my new CPU. I'm getting a new Mobo to see if that's the problem. I'll post later on with the results.
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