Is My CPU bad?
Posted on 2008-11-02
the above PC starts. All fans attached to MB start up. Power light is on. Ram is good. PSU is brand new. Using a brand new PC! E graphics card. Hard drive is new, NO OS yet. EIDE seems ok.
It used to beep 3 long beeps until I replaced one Ramstick. Now no sound.
Problem is that I get only a black screen with NO Bios or Nothing else. No safe mode either. Not sure if MB is bad or CPU. I think the CPU is bad, but not too sure if MB is bad as well. HDD is also dead and gone. This PC was discussed at length in another thread for 2 days and the decision was that all was fried, by a bad PSU, but I am not too sure of MB today. I would like to try a new CPU if you experts think it might be worth a try.
I had all the new above mentioned parts around the basement, so I was thinking that the MB is not completely dead with fans and CPU getting REAL (Too) hot and light on and DVD player in and out, etc, that it may be just the CPU that is bad. Otherwise why would all that other stuff be functioning on the MB?
I am now thinking of replacing the CPU but not sure what component is the BAD one as far as the black screen, since all parts have been replaced. The Original PSU was bad. I am no expert so that is why ---
I ASK THE QUESTION---- With the above symptoms is this CPU finished? Also Does my MB seem like it has life in it? or should I let go and leave things the way the question was closed yesterday and dump the entire box?
I just hate to throw away a good MB if it still is in working order but the board is very, very proprietary by Gateway/Intel. A BTX . They no longer make it. It is a 915G chipset, but especially designed for this GW machine. For a P4 630 CPU.
Thanks in advance,