PC Hardware forum

General discussion

does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?

If you fry your motherboard does that necessarily mean that your cpu and ram stick is damaged (or fried as well)?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re:does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?

In reply to: does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?

Alot depends on the area that's damaged. If the burned area is near the memory there maybe a good possibility, its damaged as well. Pure physical damage may only effect the immediate componet only, but in all cases nothing is guarnteed, so take care. Its best simply to move on unless you want to play. Memory, cpus, cards, are best tested on a spare separate mtrbd. or testbed devices. It doesn't pay sometimes to keep "iffy" parts or devices as it may take down newer replacement or just pester its new home, so proceed with caution.

good luck -----Willy Happy

Collapse -
Re:does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?

In reply to: does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?

Depends what you mean by "fried". I have seen PCs with bad power packs that destroyed everything in the box. On the other hand if you broke it by overclocking, it's probably just the cpu and/or ram at fault. Put one of your suspect parts in another machine and put it through its paces with a benchmark program eg. PCMark

Collapse -
Re:does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?

In reply to: does fried MB = damaged cpu and ram?

Both Wally and Droid Have said it all. You need to find out "what" is fried". If there are obvious "fry" marks on the motherboard then yeah it is fubar. But no signs of cooking doesnt necessarily mean it isnt fubar. You must remember that it only takes one component to be damaged on that motherboard to render the MB useless. You can spend countless hours/or $$$ on finding out where its fried. That doesnt necessarilly mean the CPU or RAM are had it. To find out do as they suggested. Put them in a working machine but be careful, they could be damaged and cause damage to the other system. Try puting them in a test platform where they wont cause damage. Pay a few bucks for a tech to text them.

Good Luck

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

SMART HOME

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.