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I had no crashes, hang-ups or bios issues. Does anyone know if and how I can find my psu in windows task manager? Testing it as said above, or hooking up another known good compatible PSU to see if problems go away is the only way to find out. The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down. http://inc1.net/have-i/have-i-ruined-my-motherboard.html

I know how to install Physx lol, and my board can run SLI etc. since all at the same voltage. A couple of other points of interest here; I currently have 4 DIMMS on the board. Do I remove the battery and reset the jumper?

Motherboard damaged? If it isn't obvious how it comes out consult your manual. Aug 5, 2012 at 10:28 AM #6 Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire Joined: May 7, 2009 Messages: 5,604 (1.98/day) Thanks Received: 957 Location: London, UK System Specs System Name: Desktop | Server Processor:

Mb reporting power surge and unstalbe PSU solved Help...How to test components after surge damage to motherboard Can't find your answer ? I did a memtest on the memory and it checked out so thats ok and I replaced the PSU which definitely got hit. Please try the request again. ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: Connection to failed.

So in all the years i have used SLI, i have not had a bridge become faulty, or worn out. I just ran 3DMark06 and got a score 12126 (http://service.futuremark.com/home.action;jsessionid=28CAA2280659C7A89557512D68D 9BE3C). :cool: This is on XP since 3DMark doesn't run on 64bit. No, create an account now. check my blog but in the situation i was in, moving the connector was necessary for me to prove that my bridge was faulty.

Replace the battery and reboot. Another way to test the hardware is to run a Linux Live CD such as Knoppix (http://iso.linuxquestions.org/knoppix/). Then after that gaming session i came back into the same game and the black flashes were worse now, and i was only on the main menu, and now the game Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now

Would i have inadvertenly damaged the mobo,graphics card or PSU doing this? http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/my-first-experience-with-a-faulty-sli-bridge.211114/ my molex connectors are powering four case fans, a front panel LED and a pci slot gpu fan. If the system is booting to BIOS, the MB is working. Aug 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM #10 Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire Joined: May 7, 2009 Messages: 5,604 (1.98/day) Thanks Received: 957 Location: London, UK System Specs System Name: Desktop | Server Processor:

I am hoping the inital problems with with system resets, usb connections and damaged file segments on HDD were to do with either the PSU or HDD. aennax 17:17 29 May 11 Locked Hi all, this is about my PC crashing during games. Feb 27, 2008 Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe nForce4 Motherboard Or Premium? Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums TechSpot Core CPUs and Motherboards Today's Posts Have I damaged my SLI motherboard, PSU orboth?

Any suggestions to ascertain if i need to check anything else would be helpful? Oct 17, 2008 #3 CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653 +6 Ask the author or wait until someone who has done it replies. m6tzg6r said: ↑ yeah i know that its not a smart move. The LED takes nothing to power, the five fans are really not taking much of anything to speak of, and the USB hard drives should have their own external power source.

Login now. If they do then RMA the PSU. Again, I have to play with it some more.

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Btw my computer seems slow down as it runs eventually it starts freezing frequently till it just stops running. Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community. Maybe its not the motherboard any other ideas how do I test the CPU? With my GTS 250 on the other hand, it will crash if i even open a web page.

Heartborne05-03-2008, 07:43 PMI was thinking I'd go ahead and enable the "SLI memory" then run memtest again with EPP enabled. If not set them manually to see if it makes a difference. this all began after I installed a new 610 watt PSU. If you know someone that can use a multimeter have them test the outlet to make sure it is giving the proper voltages and is properly grounded.

The video froze and all the programs locked up. Anyway, one of the LGA 775 prongs wouldn't pop into the board so I did the EXACT thing I know I shouldn't do... XP recognized 3.5GB of my 4 from the get go. But good thread, it'll serve as a nice reference to others experiencing like issues.

the driver issue doesn't explain the problems with the RAM burn-in test or the failure to pass the memory test, but replacing the psu did not resolve the freezing and crashing mjkmike says thanks. Not that I am aware of. I have yet to have any problems running 32bit software.

and then its plug and pray from there. For the time being, I'm going to RMA the PSU and see if I have better luck with a replacement. solved PC damaged from power surge? That takes the hard drive and software out of the picture.

I uninstalled all of my motherboard and video drivers and rebooted the machine. I am concerned that the power supply may be defective. since all at the same voltage. They are meaningless.

Look in the BIOS under "Hardware Health Monitor" or similar to look at the voltage readings. The PSU is one of the only components that can hose your entire rig. Earlier AGP specs were at a higher voltage... Thanks This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

In any case if it isn't stable you need to do some tweaking to get it at the best settings. I tried installing an after market cooler, but upon finding that it banged into my psu when I closed the case, I reinstalled the original cooler. I also began having these problems before changing video cards.