Motherboard not booting, Speaker only confusing me

Good Day all

First of all... Love the Website and Forum, really great and always full of information... For the first time I have not been able to find a solution to my problem by browsing the past posts...

So here it is... I'm working on an old PC that can't be replaced (Motherboard = ASUS CUV4X-DLS)... First the keyboard was not being detected - to that I just re-flowed the circuitry around the keyboard area (it is a PS/2 system). And it worked for two weeks... Now the whole thing is down.. I start up, it fails at the memory test and just crashes to a black screen and the speaker makes a static noise.
I've tried swapping out the memory, but the problem persists.

Are there any steps out there to help me narrow down on this problem?

Thank you all for any help
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  1. There are a lot of old motherboards on which the chipsets fail with age. I would suggest getting a different used motherboard. You should be able to find one for less than $20 including shipping on eBay.
  2. Thank you hans_pcguy, I was worried that that was going to be the solution.. Replacing it really is the last resort (you know, after I snap and set it on fire)
    Is there any way I can test to be sure that it is the chipset that has failed?
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    If the motherboard doesn't work it really doesn't matter if it is the chipset. I have had a slew of G31 chipset motherboards die and have tried everything to get them to work. If you look on ebay there are tons of them for sale that don't work. It is therefore my opinion that these chipsets ALL die in about 6 to 8 yrs. Strange phenomenon. As for your computer I am not sure what is wrong with it but if you can get a replacement board for $20 that would seem to be the cheapest way to go. However, That board is really really old. I was throwing those away 8 to 10 years ago. You should toss it and build a different computer for yourself.
  4. Thanks hans_pcguy. Appreciate all the help. Guess I will scrap it
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