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September 1, 2010 12:34:13 PM

My motherboard is failing and I cannot afford a new pc what is the best thing to do? buy the same motherboard or upgrade to what??
a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2010 1:21:42 PM

Upgrading would obviously be the most recommended.. What makes you think that your motherboard is failing.?
a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2010 1:24:40 PM

Your complete system please.
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September 1, 2010 3:24:54 PM

Emperus said:
Upgrading would obviously be the most recommended.. What makes you think that your motherboard is failing.?


We paid a guy this morning to come out as for the last 6 months the computer will either boot up or I will just get the black screen with no signal on the monitor, and then sometimes whilst working it will just turn off. He said the motherboard is failing

what do you think?
September 1, 2010 3:26:43 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Your complete system please.


the mother board is a socket 775 dual channel support, cpu family intel (r) core (TM)2 cpu 6320 @ 1.86 GHz model 15, stepping 6.

CPU - Genuine Intel

Mem Cap 4096 mb

Is this enough info?
a b V Motherboard
September 1, 2010 6:49:36 PM

It sounds more like a falling power issue.. Could be the motherboard or could be the PSU also..
September 2, 2010 6:56:48 AM

is there anyway to check as the problem is intermittent?
a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2010 8:03:38 AM

Mention your brand and rating of your PSU. If its a low quality generic one and you have been using it for a long time. It maybe nearing the end of its life.
a b V Motherboard
September 2, 2010 11:07:56 AM

The safest approach would be to get a good quality PSU first.. I call it safe because even if the PSU does not turns out to be the actual problem, you'll be better served with your purchase for a long time.. Either of the Corsair CX 400 or the VX 450 should be enough to handle your rig..
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