• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

How to test Mobo's, CPU's question

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#1
Hey all,

I have in my personal inventory 6 CPU's and 4 mobo's. Different companies and speeds and such. A couple of them can be mixed and matched.

I would like to know if there is someway that I can test to see if it is the cpu or the mobo that has gone bad. My goal would be to make a decent workstation out of all my parts, and clean out my shelves of non working stuff.

Thanks,

Heeter
 
#4
The only way is to have a known good CPU and MB for each socket type. Then you try them one at a time...

No easy choice. I keep a few known good parts around for testing my stuff and check out for friends.

If you don't have known good parts you need to find one. That drops down to trial and error with the different compatible CPUs and MBs. Try every combo possible until you get a set that is good then try those parts in the other unknown units.
 

Maveric169

The Voices Talk to Me
#5
You can buy a mobo/cpu tester if you can find one. It plugs into pci slot and have leds to tell you what it finds wrong if anything. Not fool proof mind you but might narrow it down if you can find one, there somewhat "old school".
 

anmor

OSNN Junior Addict
#6
It's very rare for a CPU to be faulty unless damaged in some way, like broken pins or burnt out due to overheating. Once you have a known working motherboard and CPU and PSU, just swap out the parts you want to check.
 

Maveric169

The Voices Talk to Me
#7
While I agree that a mobo is more likley to be faulty than a cpu, either can be a culprit even with brand new out of the box. The only for sure method, is to test each on a known good. While that is easier said than done with multiple processors and mobo that are not compatible it is the only true way of knowing. You might try taking the parts into a local computer store, (not circuit city type, mom-pop type) and see if they have used mobo/CPU's that they can test your parts on. Might cost a few bucks for their time, but beats buying known good parts just for the sake of testing.
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#8
Hey guys,

I really appreciate all your input here. I kinda figured as much about playing musical chairs with all this gear. I think that othan my Athlon64 cpu's, I think that I am going to just chuck out everything else, and not bother trying to figure out what's what.

I do have enough set aside for server gear too, not counting this stuff.


Heeter
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there https://tinyurl.com/ycpxl
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
61,962
Messages
673,247
Members
89,017
Latest member
Seggar