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Test a cpu on a new motherboard after lightning

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June 24, 2011 1:47:59 AM

hi all,

i've got this pc which was struck by lightning over the LAN cable. The onboard NIC led stays orange permanent and seems fried, further no black burns, nothing visible on the mobo or anywhere else.
videocard, monitor, power supply works fine with other pc, but it's impossible to get into bios or see anything on the screen. No post beeps.
It just seems to start the fans and mobo-powerled.
I suggest the mobo and/or CPU are dead.(perhaps even memory)

within days my new identical mobo and new identical cpu and corsair memory will arrive. AMD phenom II x6 1090T 3.20 ghz am3 black and the asus m4a87 evo .

can anybody please tell me if I can test my 'old' cpu on the new mobo without bringing damage to the new mobo?

can anybody please tell me if I can test my 'old' memory on the new mobo without bringing damage to the new mobo?

I suggest it is of no use to put the new cpu onto the (probably) fried mobo?...


thanks in advance for your answer.
chalmeau
June 24, 2011 5:39:36 PM

The onboard NIC is probably the problem the board is dead. The CPU and memory are probably ok. It would be up to you if you wanted to test them. If it was me I would give it a try but that is just me.
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