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I bought an MSI 865 Neo2 motherboard about a 15 months ago i hadn't overclocked it or changed any settings on it, but about 2 months ago the whole system turned itself off. When i tried to switch it back on the fans jolted but nothing happend.

 

I took it round to my mates house who is an electrical engineer and he ran a volt meter over the power supply connections, and found that the cable that supplies the processor unit only had about 3 volts coming through it, i am lead to believe this is normally much higher.

 

He replaced the power supply unit and it kept shorting out the new unit when the cpu power cable was connected to the mb. when this cable was disconected everything powered up (except the cpu).

 

I have since sent the computer off to a company for a full analysis but as yet i have only been told the processor and motherboard are dead.

 

I am just wondering whether this has happend to anyone else?

 

What are the possible causes?

And what can i do to make sure this doesn't happen to my replacement hardware?

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You say you have had the MSI Neo2 for 20 months? It hasn't quite been out for 6??

 

I'm not sure I follow what you are saying...but it sounds like you are saying that your mobo and CPU died?

 

Your motherboard and CPU are just like any other componet in your system, they can die and do so on occasion for no reason. Some possible causes can be a PSU blowing out or you just had a dud board to begin with. A PSU blowing out can kill much more than the mobo and cpu, and have killed hdds and video cards.

 

The fact that both the CPU and mobo are dead, I would say that your PSU is to fault for that one. The chance that you got a bad board and bad CPU are very unlikely.

 

*I wouldn't necessarily trust someone else or another company to tell me what's wrong with my rig. Some shops will tell you hardware is dead, when in fact it can be repaired. I suggest getting the rig back and testing it yourself. We can help you go thru the steps and it won't cost any money :D

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Are you using a named brand PSU? If there was a troublesome power surge could ahve fried the power leads on the MOBO which is why your friend is gettign those readings... and are you sure its Ohms? because thats a measure of resistance not current... weird. Anyways, I would defenatly get that system back and post your specs here and we'll take a look for ya.

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:withstupid: I would never send my rig off to anyone for any reason lol....Could it be something is causing a power strike? having any other power problems anywhere in your computer room or house? BTW as Nuc said you couldn't have had the Neo2 for 20 months heck the s754 MSI Neo hasn't been out that long.

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It is the 865PE Neo2 motherboard which was released a long time before 6 months ago.

 

I am getting the system back in the next few days. the company i use are very good and cheap. I do normally sit down and sort my computer problems out but recently i just haven't had time and i was a little out of my depth as i have no idea about electronics and no equipment.

 

I can sort out most software problems and windows based problems but hardware i am at a bit of a loss.

 

Now i have found this site. so hopefully that is about to change.

 

As regards to power problems, unfortunatly i am on an electric meter, so every now and then we forget to check it and the house is plunged into darkness. although i do keep a closer eye on it now to prevent that from happening, but i do have surge protection just incase.

 

The reasons you have given are the same conclusions my friend and i came too. the other hardware in my computer is fine, which is why i sent it off for the analysis. it just seemed very odd that after all that time it just died in such a localised area, besides i was hoping the cpu would still work, and i had no way of finding out whether it would or not.

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