I would like to know what causes my 965gdag-lf motherboard to constantly restart at start up, does not post. cpu and memory are ok, tried someone elses cpu and its still does the same thing.
I have unplugged the psu, reset the bios and the problem persists.
It does'nt post at all.
Goes on for about 5 seconds then reboots before even reaching bios.
Does this mean my mobo is now completely useless?
Assuming you're using the iGPU chances are with no difference (time) it's the MOBO. I would disconnect every single peripheral including the HDD(s), USB headers, Keyboard/Mouse, (1) stick of RAM/swap sticks and try again.
Failure 50% MOBO, 40% PSU, 10% CPU and the only way to 'know' is to swap known good components.
I have removed every single accessory(hardware) from the board. only the cpu and a single stick of 1gb ram has now been used and it continues. I now strongly believe that the problem lies with the mobo. Can it be that my onboard VGA might be problematic? if so.... do i consider it completely useless?
Thanx for your guidance through this.
Again - Failure 50% MOBO, 40% PSU, 10% CPU - if anyone says it's the _______ then it's a total guess. Generally when a PSU starts going 'bad' you'll have oddball lockups and shutdowns. Often when a MOBO bites the dust -- poof it's dead unless it's a capacitor then it can mimic the PSU behavior.