Question about Intel Motherboard
I am building a new PC with a MSI K9N4 SLI-F and AMD 4400+ AM2 Processor. The video card is a GEforce 8300 AGP card. When the machine boots, the graphics are garbled and all squirrelly. For example, the bios screen has bars and streaks and "faded-looking". It's readable, but not acceptable at all. I re-seated all of the components, and I have tried replacing the video with a junky video card I had hanging around, but it did not seem to change the behavior. Also, sometimes it would not boot up at all. I figured this to be a motherboard problem, maybe a short of some sort from the standoffs, so I re-built it. In the process, I noticed that the CPU had a pin broken off. I do not have the parts to interchange to further troubleshoot whether the CPU was the only problem, or if the board is bad as well. Has anyone experienced these kind of symptoms?
Hi, have a real close examination of the capacitors on the board. [round things that stand up in groups] if any of these are buldged out on top or bottom discard the board. If they are ok just fit another CPU and you should be ok, MSI make a reliable and very stable board. I have used them for several years without any problems. Regards mistyman
Posted on Sep 07, 2007
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