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Dead Mobo

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by SouthS1d3, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. SouthS1d3

    SouthS1d3 Member

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    Okay just a few months back i got a stick of ddr2 4200 1gb and i decided to stick in my mobo for better performance and smoke came out when i turned it on and i didnt post. And then i replaced it with the old ddr pc3200 256mb ram and i didnt want to boot. So tell is my mobo dead or what
     
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    Yup, if smoke comes out, it's dead. Sorry to say.
     
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    How did you fit DDR2 memory into a DDR1 board? The number of pins is different!
    Either way i'm afraid your board's past it.
     
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    unless your board has both ddr & ddr2 slots then when you put the ddr2 ram into the ddr slot, you fried the board & maybe the cpu too.
     
  5. SouthS1d3

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    okay but is my cpu okay cause if its okay ill get a new socket a mobo for my sis computer you guys have any suggestions
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    don't know til you try it.
     
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    well what signs should i look for on the cpu
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    visual deformations, dark patches/burn marks/warped sections, or if the CPU smells funny (be careful not to confuse this with the smell of burnt silicon from your RAM slots, that will definitely smell if you saw smoke)
     
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    if cpu is plugged into new board then if acting eratic or not stable might indicate damaged cpu or not posting at all.
     
  10. SouthS1d3

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    thanks for all yall help
     

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