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ecs a780gm-a problem booting up?

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May 23, 2012 1:36:37 AM

bought a motherboard on ebay a ecs a780gm-a and replaced with my old motherboard as the same one and got the same problem not coming on but it will come on when i reset the cmos in new board but when i setup the bios to its settings as i had in old board and save it and exit she wont come back on? i think its the memory or cpu? now the ( 5) 2.5v silver filters by the cpu get a little hot when the memory is inserted but when remove the memory they stay at a warm state ? getting to be very fustrating...please help if someone had a same problem as i had? thanks vince hayward...
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May 23, 2012 2:58:34 AM

You should edit your post and remove your email address.

If you post it on a message board like this you are just asking for your email address to get spammed by porn messages and Nigerian 419 scams.

What settings are being chosen by the computer that you are manually changing in the BIOS?
May 23, 2012 3:34:23 AM

the only thing i set in the bios was onboard video ,and everything else was as default auto on cpu and memory as my old one..
i had a board come on ebay and replaced it with my same cpu and memory but gets the same problem as old one but old one dont come on at all ..what ever it was either cpu is damaged or memory...4 sticks of ddr2 240pin 800mhz 2gb caused the old board to not come on at all its the only senaireo...i had a pci express in my pc at on time and the fan gave out and didnt know until my plazma 60" went all white lines so i removed the card and used onboard ati3200 graphics for a year but it caused the same hickup with onboard as well.. had to reset pc and it would last about 3 or 4 days and bam it happened again ,than it went all together..so i figured it was motherboard gone because of fan failure on pci express card ..it damage the filters in board and memory or cpu i guess...
tried 1 stick at a time on new board but only one would make the pc boot up into bios settings and when i save and exit i get black screen all the time...? its either cpu or memory or both damaged..
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May 23, 2012 3:47:44 AM

Maybe it is just because it is late, or because of the punctuation or lack of white space or whatever, but I am having a tough time keeping up with all the stuff you are saying.

Lets start over and state the facts one at a time on their own lines starting with the oldest.

Does the following sound like a reasonable description of what is going on:

1) You had a computer in the past that was working

2) Sometime it stopped working

3) You got the idea to change the motherboards out for the exact same thing you already have.

4) Doing this replacement did not address the issue you were having.

5) You made sure that all the settings in the BIOS were the same with the new board as they were with the old board. This did NOT require changing anything.

Would you say that is a pretty clear walk through of the facts?

Also, lets go ahead right now and get the system spec listing over with. Write off the parts inside and including the case, one per line with maker, model, and approximate age of each part listed, like this:

Processor Maker, Processor Model, Processor Age
RAM maker, RAM Model, RAM Age
Video Card Maker, Video Card Model, Video Card Age
PSU maker, PSU Model, PSU Age
Case maker, Case Model, Case Age

etc for anything else that is in or attached to the PC other than the mouse and keyboard.
May 23, 2012 3:57:45 AM

is there any way i can contact you on phone it would be easier to tell you than typing here i have a hard time typing fast. to slow to explain...so fustrating all day trying to find out what is damaged..
i have new mother board with the cpu and memory put in new board with the same problem?
i do have a phemonx4 quad 3.1 on the way from ebay and new 4x 2gb 800mhz memory to see if that fixes it but i tried the cpu and ram that i had in old motherboard but i get the same issue..
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May 23, 2012 4:07:41 AM

I understand your frustration. Fighting with faulty hardware isn't fun for anyone.

I generally suggest people buy top of the line brands to help avoid these sorts of problems to the greatest extent possible.

That being said, I would prefer to keep this professional and here on Tom's Hardware if for no other reason than someone else might come in here while I am sleeping and solve your problem, but only if you make it completely clear in this thread what is going on. If you just tell me on the phone then that possibility is effectively ruled out to your detriment.

Maybe if you were a female, because I know my wife would have a fit about it, but if its not going to rile her up its not worth it.

Anyway, the thing that keeps getting me with all this is that you said in the first post that you played around in the BIOS and then did save and exit.

Did you or did you not change anything before you did save and exit?

I don't want to know if everything was the same as the previous motherboard. What I want to know is if you had to change anything to make it the same.
May 23, 2012 4:46:35 AM

Raiddinn said:
I understand your frustration. Fighting with faulty hardware isn't fun for anyone.

I generally suggest people buy top of the line brands to help avoid these sorts of problems to the greatest extent possible.

That being said, I would prefer to keep this professional and here on Tom's Hardware if for no other reason than someone else might come in here while I am sleeping and solve your problem, but only if you make it completely clear in this thread what is going on. If you just tell me on the phone then that possibility is effectively ruled out to your detriment.

Maybe if you were a female, because I know my wife would have a fit about it, but if its not going to rile her up its not worth it.

Anyway, the thing that keeps getting me with all this is that you said in the first post that you played around in the BIOS and then did save and exit.

Did you or did you not change anything before you did save and exit?

I don't want to know if everything was the same as the previous motherboard. What I want to know is if you had to change anything to make it the same.

the only thing i changed is the video
onboard
pci express
pci
i changed it to onboard video because i dont have a pci express at the moment , thats it . when i bought the old motherboard i only had to change to onboard on this one as well and didnt have to touch anything else in bios and all work fine for 7 years until 3 days ago it went black..
now i have new motherboard in pc now but she come on in the bios only and when i exit out i get black screen of nothing ..than reset pc again she stays black until i turn it off for 2 or 3 mins and she will come back on again and do the same thing over and over.... thats when put my finger straight across the 5 filters next to cpu and they were getting hotter and hotter so i shut it down so i wouldnt damage my new board... im going to have to wait until my new ram and cpu come and than it will tell if its either or both causing this hanging...
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May 23, 2012 1:54:51 PM

You have the motherboard set to use the onboard video and the other PCI card is not connected right now. Is that a true statement?

I can tell you at this moment it is not common for a CPU or RAM that has worked for 7 years to go bad. They have no moving parts so they almost never fail unless they are damaged right out of the box.

Something that is very very very likely to fail after 7 years is the PSU. Do you by any chance have another one of those accessible that you can try in the PC?
May 23, 2012 9:45:32 PM

it could very well be the power supply
because the 5 capacitors on the left hand side of the cpu get hotter than usual even its on for 5 mins...in my new motherboard...than it goes black just the cpu fan spinning..
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