Smart Home & Appliances forum


How u can test a new MB

by ksensoy / July 12, 2013 3:30 AM PDT

How you can test a new Motherboard is working or not?

I suspect of my new MB because is my new build system not working.


Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: How u can test a new MB
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: How u can test a new MB
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.

All Answers

Collapse -
Painfully simple.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 3:34 AM PDT

You install it and if it works it's OK, if not something doesn't work.

-> There are motherboard testers but they do cost millions and why we just swap boards if we suspect a board.

--> More about the new dead home built PC issue. Most often you find out the new builder installed EVERYTHING rather than worked up to the full machine. That is, wouldn't we setup the bare minimum parts to get BEEPS and power ups prior to adding video, drives and such?

Collapse -
bare test
by ksensoy / July 12, 2013 4:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Painfully simple.

I have tried bare test, no pci cards, no drives even no fans just cpu +cpu fan(coolmaster V8) +1X8gbDIMM.
MB tries to boot 5sec. then turns off than tries again, again, again so on.

Collapse -
Sounds good.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 4:20 AM PDT
In reply to: bare test

As the video is showing it trying to boot the next step is to see if we can boot from CD/DVD/USB, etc.

Collapse -
PS. Boot defined.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 4:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Sounds good.

Boot is exactly that. It's trying to boot the OS.

Power cycling is not "boot" so let's be sure we are talking the same lingo.

Collapse -
Term problem
by ksensoy / July 12, 2013 4:30 AM PDT
In reply to: PS. Boot defined.

Sorry guys.
There is a term problem.
It is not trying to boot, it tries to star. There is no video.

Collapse -
So power cycling?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 7:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Term problem

To sniff this out a lot more details are required. One member was popping a new MB, CPU and such on a small case 230 Watt PSU. It just cycled on and off with the member wondering why. (it was the PSU too small issue.)

Collapse -
Here is the details of the system
by ksensoy / July 12, 2013 6:43 PM PDT
In reply to: So power cycling?

Intel I5 3570K CPU
Cooler Master V8 CPU fan
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB - PC3-12800 - DIMM
Corsair GTX SSD drive
Cooler Master GX 750W Bronze PSU
Cooler Master Elite 430 CASE

Collapse -
by ksensoy / July 13, 2013 3:06 AM PDT

Some guys told me that if the bios has not upgraded only one slot 8GB DIMM can cause this problem.
What u guys think?

Collapse -
I think more testing is needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2013 3:17 AM PDT
In reply to: 8GB DIMM

If you suspect this, why not unplug it? If it's that, the power cycling will stop and it will power up and stay up.

If it doesn't stay up, well. Let me ask a question.

Why not build -> up to <- the full system. Start with the bare minimum 2 parts (motherboard and power supply) and test that. If that fails you are looking at the bad parts.

Sure it could be mounting posts shorting out the backside but the first 2 part test didn't include the case.

Collapse -
It stays UP
by ksensoy / July 13, 2013 5:45 AM PDT

when I unplug the DIMM, system powers up and stays up.
Power cycling stops.

with only cpu+cpu fan, system stays on.

is that mean that the problem is come from the 8gb dimm?

Collapse -
Almost sounds like it is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2013 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: It stays UP

Or your test is still inside some case and the usual mounting post issue is still there.

Collapse -
Bad news
by ksensoy / July 14, 2013 4:00 AM PDT

You were right Bob, problem is something else.
I have tried with a RAM kit 2X2GB DIMM and it stared power cycling again.

If you guys have no better idea, I will take the machine to repair shop tomorrow.

thnks for all.

Collapse -
If I were to guess. The PSU is the issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2013 10:16 AM PDT

Try this PSU on another system or any PSU on this one as with only the board, CPU and RAM we only nee a few 100 watts and not the entire 750.

Popular Forums

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


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!