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    Hi,
    I am a newbie at this but recently in attempting ot build a PC with a GA-X58A-UD3R rev 2 mb I appear to have stuffed the board. I took it to a PC repair place and they replaced the MB with a new one exactly the same -- the PC is great. My question is : - is there a way to test this MB without having to completely install it in a computer -- there is no visible damage and as far as I can tell all I did wrong was in the connections to the case?
    This is my 2nd GA -X58 computer and I am curently looking to build a third one - but if I could use this board it would be a great help.

    Thanks for any advice,

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    Default Re: test motherboard

    Check out the http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post301218 post that discusses basic motherboard trouble-shooting with your mobo outside of and beside the computer case.

    I always build and test my new systems outside of the case.
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    Thank you Prof Jim, I will follow up on this over the next week or so and see how it goes, really appreciate the very fast response!

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    Default Re: test motherboard

    Glad to help out.
    Feel free to ask away if you need more help with hardware help, bios settings, post error codes, etc.
    There are many experienced forum members that will be happy to help you.
    Good luck!
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    Default Re: test motherboard

    Thank you lsdmeasap,

    Unfortunately this may take 2-3 weeks to save up and buy some more components!! But I will let you know how it goes.
    I must say I am very impressed with this forum - the very fast responses and the information in here!


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    Default Re: test motherboard

    Doh!

    Ok, well then good luck saving up too!

    I'm glad you like the forum, we try to help as much as we can! Post back anytime

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