So I bought a new gigabye mobo about 2 months ago, and before I knew it (same day) the board was fried. Then, yesterday, I purchased another board to avoid charges on the gigabyte one, and it fried. They had in common that they had the same CPU (that worked for a few hours), the same video card (that worked for a few hours), and the same NIC (which WORKED for a few hours)
I think the NIC card did it, because it was involved in an electrical storm in a box that I fixed prior to building this one (I feel like an idiot)... is this possible? is there a way to fix it/get the charge out of the motherboard?? I threw away the NIC for my own safety.
First off, it's real unlikely that the NIC could damage the board, though anything's possible. FWIW, my top suspect would be the power supply, since it's in a position to do real damage. Did you replace that?
How are you 100% sure the MB is fried? Sure it can't be a bad processor? Also Like stated above it could be the power supply. The voltage output only ranges from +5 to -5 so I would look at that first and foremost. If thats the case your better off buying a case and you would only be out about 30 bucks for a 400 watt one. Good luck!
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