cpu problems motherboard

November 30, 2010 at 10:37:30
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core
Hello, I need help!!!
I replaced my motherboard and after 2 to 3 months the computer froze. I shut the power off then rebooted it and nothing will go on. The monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc. The only thing that works is the light on the power button, the three fans, and the dvd player will open and close. If I were to plug in the power cord to the cpu the things mentioned above will work without using the power button on the cpu.
Do I just buy another motherboard or is their something else I should do?

I have the GT 5674 and the motherboard that I bought was the GATEWAY MCP61PM-GM AM2 M-ATX S/B P/N:4006254R. (Of course, the company that I bought it from won't return my call!!)

Thanks for any help you can give me.


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December 2, 2010 at 03:52:46
You should first check the cable harness ( PSU power cables, ATA/SATA cables, etc. ) for tight fit in the connectors. Then try to reseat RAM modules, gfx card, etc.

Sometimes, a cable or a component may work loose due to vibrations or an accidental kick.

But your description of the problem suggests that you have a broken cable or loose pin in the CPU power connector or a faulty motherboard. When you apply force on the CPU power connector, you bend things a little making a temporary contact of wires in the motherboard circuit board.


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