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Mother Board Failure

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I've been told by my local IT shop that my mother board is "going out" and that buying a new one would be a bad choice as it would cost as much as a new computer. So my question is how can you tell if the mother board is going out?

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Why is your mother board going out
what trouble was you having to take it to an IT shop?
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I was told the same some years ago and was suspicious.

do you have a hard drive you know is good in another computer or a very sympathetic friend with a spare hard drive they know is good?

If your board recognises the new hard drive, you part way there.

Truthfully, there are a lot of components that could fail on a motherboard - if like me you took your board into the dealer, they will have trundeld downstairs, and simply done what I suggested above. They won't have time unless you were paying for it - to rigourously test the board electronically.

Your board may be on it's way out, then again, maybe it was salesmanship.

If you're not experiencing huge problems with your PC, hold tight but start saving some dosh!

daveB - LinuxWannabee :tazz:
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