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How do I check a motherboard by myself to see if I am buying a good used one, I do have a 6 digit tester??? I am a single father with 4 kids and can't afford to pay to have tested, what do you recommend? I know medium on electronics so I am capable If I have the right tools. thank you martin

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Ok, there is no real method of ensuring you are going to get a "Good" MB. What you need to do, is simply obtain a MB, with a warranty, I personally do not think, that there are much difference between a good 2nd hand one, and a New one. You would be better off purchasing a NEW lower end MB, from a local supplier, with a warranty, than a 2nd hand one without. Usually though, as long as you buy from a reputable seller, always check them out. Most MB, as long as they are still in the "Box" and as long as they have NOT been used, DO NOT buy a pre-used one ever! Also, often these days you can buy an entire PC, for the cost of a MB. so ensure you check, check, and check again. Also make sure you get a return warranty, if you purchase. As related buy from a well recognized place and you will have NO problems at all.

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