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Is my motherboard dead ??

hi ive recently bought a refurbished mother board and when i boot up the screen has lines going across it it isnt any other part as theyre all brand new exept for this is it the problem
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  1. OK, post your specs...

    CPU:
    RAM: with link please.
    Motherboard:
    GPU:
    PSU:
    HDD: /SSD
    OS type + version
  2. CPU: amd phenom 2 965
    RAM:8gb kingston hyper x 1600mhz

    Genesis - 8GB Kit (2x4GB) - DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMM

    Part Number: KHX1600C9D3K2/8G

    HTS: 8473.30.1140, ECCN: EAR99

    Specs: DDR3, 1600MHz, CL9, 1.65V, Unbuffered, Spec Sheet PDF

    Profile 1: 1600MHz, 9-9-9, 1.65V

    http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/genesis

    Motherboard: asus m4a79xtd evo
    GPU: amd radeon hd 6770 1b
    PSU: xfx pro550w core edition
    HDD: /SSD western digital 320gb caviar green 3.5 " 7200rpm
    OS type + version microsoft windows 7 ultimate 64bit
  3. anybody ????????????
  4. Can u reinstall the video driver?
  5. What are u using for connection to monitor? DVI? Check for bent pins?

    What color are these lines?

    Can u take a screen shot, to see if it is caused by the LCD or the input signal.
  6. Can u post the screen shot?
  7. nikorr said:
    Can u post the screen shot?

    its running on vga connetion and it is like it in the bios so its not a driver problem theyre not colored lines just more sort of distorted
  8. and the screen is fine ive tested it
  9. Check the cable pins.
  10. nikorr said:
    Check the cable pins.

    the same cable is fine in my laptop
  11. Is it only when boot and in the BIOS?

    Does it ever go away? Does it changes?
  12. Can u boot in the safe mode to see if it stays that way?
  13. nikorr said:
    Is it only when boot and in the BIOS?

    Does it ever go away? Does it changes?

    it never goes away but when i start a game or anything like that it gets worse
  14. Do I understand this right, laptop to LCD is flawless?
  15. BTW, did u do a clean install for that new mobo?
  16. nikorr said:
    BTW, did u do a clean install for that new mobo?

    yes it is a fresh install of windows 7 64bit and yes when the monitor is plugged into the laptop there is nothing funky going on
  17. Can u boot in the safe mode to see if it stays that way?
  18. Keep pressing F8 button during the BIOS start up, to get in the safe mode.
  19. nikorr said:
    Keep pressing F8 button during the BIOS start up, to get in the safe mode.

    ive tried tht still the same
  20. by the way when i got the board it was slightly flexed but very weak and maybe it has fractures in the copper pathways and could this be caused by not having a i/o sheild
  21. dj1997 said:
    by the way when i got the board it was slightly flexed but very weak and maybe it has fractures in the copper pathways and could this be caused by not having a i/o sheild

    I don't know, do u have a picture?
  22. Can u try to reseat the GPU?

    BTW, whats the model?
  23. nikorr said:
    Can u try to reseat the GPU?

    BTW, whats the model?

    its an asus graphics board and ive tried it in both of my pci express slots
  24. OK, no model name?

    Try different output on the GPU.
  25. nikorr said:
    OK, no model name?

    Try different output on the GPU.

    asus hd6770 directcu 1gb ddr5 eah6770 dc/2di/1gd5
  26. Can u try the HDMI or the DVI?

    The VGA may be doomed.
  27. Is that the one?

  28. nikorr said:
    Can u try the HDMI or the DVI?

    The VGA may be doomed.

    its a brand new card i only bougt it to replace the old hd2400xt because i thought that was the problem
  29. The old card had the same issue?
  30. nikorr said:
    The old card had the same issue?

    yeah thats why it cant be my graphics cards as i bought it ne from maplin
  31. Well, it could be the PSU. And its a good one.
  32. Try this command-line diagnostic utility for power problems.
    Go to Start > Run, type cmd, then type powercfg -energy
    This will generate an HTML file and so check the report for problems.
  33. nikorr said:
    Well, it could be the PSU. And its a good one.

    again it was bought as an upgrade from a 450 w standard as i thoght maybe not enough amps but had no luck with that one
  34. Did u use the exact same connection to LCD on laptop and desktop?
  35. nikorr said:
    Did u use the exact same connection to LCD on laptop and desktop?

    yes my vga cable
  36. And or DVI.
  37. Try the HDMI.
  38. nikorr said:
    And or DVI.

    have tried both and still no luck
  39. It is the monitor, some pixels in the screen have gone bad. I've had 2 LCD monitors that did the same thing.

    Usually, I blame the video card but if the same thing happens with two different video cards then you can only blame the monitor.

    If you got onbaord video out then try the cable on that to the monitor, to confirm.

    (You might have to set the BIOS to onboard VGA)
  40. TenPc said:
    It is the monitor, some pixels in the screen have gone bad. I've had 2 LCD monitors that did the same thing.

    Usually, I blame the video card but if the same thing happens with two different video cards then you can only blame the monitor.

    If you got onbaord video out then try the cable on that to the monitor, to confirm.

    (You might have to set the BIOS to onboard VGA)

    asus m4a79xtdevo has no onboard
  41. Even so, it is still the monitor that is at fault. not the GPU's. Perhaps you could connect to your TV?
  42. Best answer
    Yep, I would go for another monitor or TV to try. There is no other way now : )
  43. Best answer selected by dj1997.
  44. Good luck dj1997 !
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