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    Default Re: possible mobo collapse

    Could have just been a weak PSU to begin with, if this is the issue. What PSU is it anyway?

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    It's a codegen 600w supply. I don't think it is, I hooked up the supply to my old computer and it powered up. If I fried the CPU the motherboard would still light up wouldn't it? I think I've bricked my mobo! Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! I really hope I win the free mobo giveaway on here now! I tried a long cmos clear with battery out, jumper on and PSU disconnected and no luck. What do u guys think? Mobo fried or CPU buggered?
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    Default Re: possible mobo collapse

    The only way to find out is test either one.

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    Default Re: possible mobo collapse

    If you put power to a motherboard with no CPU on it would the lights on the board light up?
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    BIOS - F7
    Heatsink - Noctia NH-D14
    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500Gb
    SSD - Crucial M4 128Gb (Boot Drive)
    GPU - 2 x Sapphire Radion HD 6950 in Crossfirex config
    RAM - Kingston HyperX 2x4Gb @ 1866MHz
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    Default Re: possible mobo collapse

    No, the board has to have a CPU in it to turn on.

    You need another board and CPU for testing, or at least one or the other to start with testing, as it could be either one. It could still also be the PSU isn't really good enough for that board, so if you have or can borrow any others for testing that would be a good idea too!

    Or, if you can't do any testing like that, you should just RMA both the CPU and board!

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    Default Re: possible mobo collapse

    RMA? Does that mean get new ones? What is wrong with the PSU? Does it need to be more watts? What PSU would you advise? I'm going to end up with a whole new rig at this rate! Lol
    Processor - Ivy Bridge i7 3770K OC @ 4.7GHz
    MOBO - Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
    BIOS - F7
    Heatsink - Noctia NH-D14
    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500Gb
    SSD - Crucial M4 128Gb (Boot Drive)
    GPU - 2 x Sapphire Radion HD 6950 in Crossfirex config
    RAM - Kingston HyperX 2x4Gb @ 1866MHz
    PSU - XFX 850w core bronze cert
    Case - Bitfenix Raider
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    Default Re: possible mobo collapse

    Yes, that means contact the manufacturer and request new ones due to faulty units.

    Return Merchandise Authorization is what it means, you contact them asking for return/replacement/repair and they send you a RMA number and you return the faulty units under warranty.

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    Default Re: possible mobo collapse

    I know this is an old post now but just to give it closure for any one reading it, It was the Motherboard that had gone. I'm still not sure what caused it but i think you lot are correct in saying the poor PSU had something to do with it. I actually saw smoke comming from a small chip which had a heat sink attached to the top when trying to boot up the computer after the initial fail. I'm not sure what to do with the PSU as it still operates fine and would probably do for a very basic computer but i don't want to sell it incase it affects someone elses computer. The motherboard was outwith the warranty so no RMA unfortunatly. It was binned and replaced with an Asus P7P55-LX.......... which doesn't fit in my damn case as the MSI was a micro ATX and the Asus is a standard ATX. . Thanks for the advice every one, you were a great help.
    Processor - Ivy Bridge i7 3770K OC @ 4.7GHz
    MOBO - Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
    BIOS - F7
    Heatsink - Noctia NH-D14
    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500Gb
    SSD - Crucial M4 128Gb (Boot Drive)
    GPU - 2 x Sapphire Radion HD 6950 in Crossfirex config
    RAM - Kingston HyperX 2x4Gb @ 1866MHz
    PSU - XFX 850w core bronze cert
    Case - Bitfenix Raider
    Mouse - Logitech G9x

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