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Old 06-18-2005, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am about to be doing my first build and I was just curious how I would be able to pinpoint if a part is DOA? Like if the CPU was how would I know? The GPU, MOBO, etc? Thank You
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Well, if they look burned, they probably are.
But I have a fried mobo and CPU hanging on my wall right now (yes, I know, it's weird) and there are absolutely no indications that they are or were ever dead.
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Well, I was wondering when I first go to start it up would there be any indication if a certain part was DOA? my main concern is the CPU.
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If the CPU has fried, the computer will either:
1) Start up but not do anything; no beeps, no video, no nothing
2) Start up for a split-second (literally), then cut itself back off.

#1 applies to some older boards, #2 seems to be the case on newer mobos.
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