Solved

How do i know if my MotherBoard works?

Posted on 2003-11-18
5
873 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
i have an intel motherbord socket 370,but i dont have a procssore,how do i know if it works?

basicly is there a way of knowing if a motherboard works(with the least plugins).

thanks for the replayers :).
0
Comment
Question by:swift87
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:chicagoan
chicagoan earned 50 total points
ID: 9773181
http://shop.elstonsystems.com/view_product.php?product=postcard3_1

You may get a beep code if you power it on but without a minimum of a video card, processor and some memory you can't do any meaningful diagnostics.

0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:nettowa
nettowa earned 75 total points
ID: 9775067
hi swift87
plug in the cpu fan, and power on, the fan should turn on . this only you would know..
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
AlbertaBeef earned 125 total points
ID: 9775694
>>plug in the cpu fan, and power on, the fan should turn on .

This only tells you if there's power through the board , not if it's working properly.

Chicagoan is right, the only real way to tell is to plug in the power supply, add a vid card, cpu and hsf, and RAM to see if it powers up properly.  Even that doesn't tell you if there's issues that may prevent loading an o/s though.

If it's a flaky board, you may only find out when trying to install an o/s or more devices, sorry to say.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:asurada2003
ID: 9775964
If u want to know if a board is working fine or not.
U have to install OS to it for try.
0
 

Author Comment

by:swift87
ID: 9800295
AlbertaBeef hi

in my case the fan  didn't work so should disqualify the motherboard?
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
As cyber crime continues to grow in both numbers and sophistication, a troubling trend of optimization has emerged over the last year.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up the WordPress backend so that each page automatically generates a Mailchimp signup form in the sidebar. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Tools Used are Photoshop, Awesome…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question