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Old 11-10-2018, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you know if you fired your motherboard?

So I tried upgrading my old evga x58 with a Xeon X5675 processor and a Samsung 950 Pro with the adapter. First try gave the "FF" post code with no post. I reset the CMOS and reseated everything- the same- so I replaced the CPU with the old Intel and the old SSD- but still the same "FF". I've been using this mobo fine for 7 years.

I think the new processor is the culprit and it might have shorted something. But the fans and PSU power up fine. Any ideas on what I can try next or will I need a new mobo?
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try this?
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried all those things.
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I got the Xeon CPU from ebay, so I guess it's the culprit. It must have damaged the mobo circuitry, which would explain why the other older CPU wouldn't work...Kind of a bummer- was hoping for an easy upgrade and now I have no motherboard and probably two worthless CPUs..
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Fried it if the on button does nothing!!!
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Old 11-16-2018, 06:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How do you know if you fired your motherboard?

1. Your motherboard stops working.

2. Your motherboard makes annoying beeps.

3. Your motherboard files a complaint with the EFF.

4. Your motherboard storms out of your house.

5. Your motherboard gives you the "FF" error- "Fatally ****ed".
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With a little luck you might be able to get this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-X58M-LGA1366-Socket-Intel-Motherboard/113379550047?epid=74078452&hash=item1a65f2a35f:g:2 n0AAOSw5Qtb70Au:rk:182f:0
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I'm going to assume you tried a cmos clear.

What does the bottom of that Xeon CPU from Ebay look like? Also which adapter did you get for the 950pro?
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