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Waited 5 mins. Still won't POST. What's wrong with it now? :(
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Most likely the motherboard is failing. I though it might be the hard drive but now it looks more like the motherboard is the culprit.
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Most likely the motherboard is failing. I though it might be the hard drive but now it looks more like the motherboard is the culprit.


None of this is really good news persay. I sort of don't know what to do at this point, since I have to head to bed in a few minutes. I'll check this again tonight when I wake up. Thanks for your help so far.
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If it is indeed the motherboard your only choice is replacement. :(
Without any drives connected the system should post but if it is not doing that then I have to believe the board is faulty.
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If it is indeed the motherboard your only choice is replacement. :(
Without any drives connected the system should post but if it is not doing that then I have to believe the board is faulty.



Well it's seeming like the motherboard.... Now what do I do? :(
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You need to find a motherboard that will use your CPU and Memory so that those two items will not have to be replaced. Do you know what cpu you have..Intel I imagine but which one?
I found this one HERE at NewEgg which should be close to your motherboard using the same cpu and memory.
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You need to find a motherboard that will use your CPU and Memory so that those two items will not have to be replaced. Do you know what cpu you have..Intel I imagine but which one?
I found this one HERE at NewEgg which should be close to your motherboard using the same cpu and memory.


What about the 3 year warrantee on my ASUS mobo? I'm kinda considering buying new components and recycling my current stuff into a new tower as a backup PC.
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Getting hold of Asus first would be the correct decision to see if they would replace it for you. Building a new up to date computer would be good if your finances would allow it. The question is do you want to go with a barebones and add the other components, buy a complete system or custom build everything from the ground up.
What kind of budget would you be looking at from low to high?
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Getting hold of Asus first would be the correct decision to see if they would replace it for you. Building a new up to date computer would be good if your finances would allow it. The question is do you want to go with a barebones and add the other components, buy a complete system or custom build everything from the ground up.
What kind of budget would you be looking at from low to high?



I was looking at these components;

Video card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625

CPU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131701
Or
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131790

RAM - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314
Or
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231428

Thoughts?

On one hand, I really don't want to spend any . On the other, I was planning on upgrading my components this July anyways, since my PC is about 4 years old. :/
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OK are you running a 64 bit OS because if you are not planning to then you have way to much memory then in your list.
If you are then take a look at this HERE
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OK are you running a 64 bit OS because if you are not planning to then you have way to much memory then in your list.
If you are then take a look at this HERE


Yep, 64 bit windows 7. Which of the two motherboards are better? Same question for the RAM (since they seem identical, even in price).
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Did you look at the ram I linked to? 16 gigs for $30.00

The motherboards are almost identical in layout but I would have to choose this one HERE
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Did you look at the ram I linked to? 16 gigs for $30.00

The motherboards are almost identical in cutout but I would have to choose this one HERE



Yeah I did, but I wanted 1600mhz instead of the 1333 mhz.

Edited by GhostLoad, 09 March 2012 - 03:21 PM.

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OK just wanted to make sure you had that option just in case you wanted to save a few dollars.
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OK just wanted to make sure you had that option just in case you wanted to save a few dollars.
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Well I ordered all parts, and spent about $700. Everything should be here by Tuesday. Also got ahold of ASUS and they emailed me the info I need to RMA my motherboard and send it to them.

Last time I got a new motherboard, I missed a cable which ended up making my PC not boot, and didn't figure out what it read for a few days. Could I continue posting in this thread for walk through help with installing my new motherboard come Tuesday? I don't really want to make the same silly mistake again.
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