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Wanted: Socket 775 motherboard - as cheap as poss!

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month agoFeedback:8 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
I built a PC for a friend, but it turned out he'd somehow knocked the heat sink off and continued running it for days/weeks like that.
Now it won't even post and I'm just going by a gut feeling that it's the mobo that's gone (no cpu damage, etc). The worst possible scenario is it's the memory instead, but I could pick up a new stick for £15-20 I'm sure.

I just want to find a replacement motherboard for as cheap as possible...one that'll be compatible with the following:

Intel Pentium 4 631 3.0GHz 775 800MHz FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Kingston 1GB DDR2 667MHz / PC2-5300 MEMORY CL5 1.8V NON ECC UNBUFFERED

thanks in advance :]
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month agoFeedback:8 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
unless its a north or southbridge heatsink it shouldn't have damaged the mobo. if it was the cpu heatsink then the CPU is the likely culprit. have you checked the PSU?
#2
you don't always get burn marks on CPUs i've seen one burn up in less than a second without a heatsink and there was no visible signs of damage

edit IIRC that mobo has overheat protection built in. it will shut down the mobo instantly if its sensors detect an overheating CPU. have you got a CPU you could borrow to try
#3
Although that may be true, the heatsink only really protects the CPU in this case. I would strongly suggest the CPU is the issue here as per the above post as well...
#4
i'd want to confirm the fault before submitting and RMA and the only way to do this is to try another CPU in this board and this CPU in another board
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mamboboy
Oh, I guess perhaps I should look into utilizing Intel's 3 year warranty then :thinking:


Have fun! I've done it but you need a fair bit of perseverance. Their warranty is somewhat restricted and you may well find that they won't replace a burned out processor. :roll:

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