Solved Motherboard going bad? Tags: Motherboards RAM Hard Drives Last response: November 11, 2012 3:29 AM in Motherboards Share Zeph824 November 10, 2012 10:05:32 PM I have an Asus M3N78 Pro motherboard, and I believe it might be on its way out. Here's what's happened over the last month: -RAM slot 4 (fourth farthest from the CPU) stopped working. I tried it with at least three different sticks of RAM with different capacities with no luck. -One front usb slot also stopped working. All the connections are still there. -RAM slot 3 stopped working. Same symptoms as slot four. -Stopped recognizing a hard drive. I have two hard drives, and it stopped recognizing the one which held my operating system. The odd part is, this problem has cleared itself up. -RAM slot 1 stopped working. (I think I just have bad luck with RAM!) *CPU-ID still reads that all four slots are working and can sense the RAM in them! But Computer Properties only recognizes 2 of my 8 GB's of RAM!* I was planning on upgrading my motherboard come Christmas time, but this just gives me more of a reason to do so. Do you guys have any suggestions? More about : motherboard bad bignastyid a b V Motherboard November 10, 2012 10:13:46 PM Looks like a slowly dying board. alexoiu a c 336 V Motherboard November 10, 2012 10:16:49 PM What happens if you remove all old RAMs and install the ones you've tested the 4th slot? Related resources Could this be a motherboard going bad ? - Forum Motherboard going bad ? - Forum Card going bad ? Bad Drivers? Faulty motherboard ? I need help. - Forum Motherboard going bad ?? - Forum Please help! Think my motherboard is going bad . - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Zeph824 November 10, 2012 10:42:28 PM Nothing. No matter which RAM sticks I use, only slot 2 works. I tested every piece of RAM in another computer, and they're all working just fine. Best solution alexoiu a c 336 V Motherboard November 10, 2012 10:48:14 PM Then probably a new system is the alternative. Zeph824 November 10, 2012 10:58:15 PM Best answer selected by Zeph824. apache_lives a b V Motherboard November 10, 2012 10:58:45 PM memtest hdtune prime95 furmark test all your hardware to confirm its just your motherboard chances are its a bunch of random faults Zeph824 November 10, 2012 10:59:19 PM I guess so. I just wish this board could last me another month. And if it did, I could've sold it (it cost a ton of money back when I bought it a few years ago!) Zeph824 November 11, 2012 3:29:17 AM It turns out the problem has magically cleared itself up. I'm not 100% trusting of it yet though. After running memtest (unsuccesfully), hdtune, and prime95, I came up with these results: -Absolutely no memory faults (weird, right?) -Spin-up HDD problems detected by hdtune. Prime95 actually crashed my computer twice. I guess I might be able to make it until December with this thing! Thanks for the suggestions Apache! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[ Motherboard ] Was going Intel MoBo for my 2700k a bad idea? ForumIs my motherboard going bad ? ForumWhat are the early signs of a Motherboard going bad ? ForumIs anything bad going to happen? ForumFront side USB ports going bad ? ForumMSI 870A-G54 AM3 motherboard going bad ? ForumMemory Going Bad ? ForumPC hangs at BIOS screen after updating graphics driver. ForumGoing to upgrade my motherboard, got a few questions. Forum[Solved] I'm Going to buy a new Motherboard and CPU,I need help ForumMotherboard going bad? ForumWhat's going wrong??? Problem with motherboard or PSU? Others? Forum[Motherboard] Was going Intel MoBo for my 2700k a bad idea? ForumThink my motherboard is going out - need replacement suggestions ForumMSI 870A-G54 AM3 motherboard going bad? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !