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About TooMuchMario

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  1. Update, I just pulled off the CPU heat sink and fan and found that the CPU easily came off with it (using the thermal paste to stick to it). From my experience, the cpu should not come off so easily, but I am 1000% sure I installed it correctly into the socket. Could the socket not be clamping the cpu down in place correctly?
  2. I have tried it with both of the onboard graphics...the problem is so elusive I've made it personal but I suppose it could just be some random component on the board that went bad.
  3. I have tried booting with two different nvidia cards and three different video cards that ranged from 20 to 10 years old.
  4. I have tried it with just the 1 ram stick, as well as opting for a different brand of 1 gig stick. I am positive the Hyperx sticks work as I've had my personal pc turn on with them as well.
  5. I've tried five different psu's as follows: an EVGA 400W, Apevia 800W, OCZ 700W, Logisys 480W, and a generic Dell Optiplex PSU.
  6. I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to continuity so forgive me if this makes no sense whatsoever, but I checked the continuity between each pin in the 24 atx connector and the 4 pin cpu connector and found that each pin no matter where I pointed the negative lead to read a closed circuit.
  7. How could I check if those traces are damaged? Simple continuity test with a voltmeter?
  8. I thought that for a while, but every source I found shows that the a4-5300b is one of the earliest supported cpus. Anything AMD trinity was supported out of the box.
  9. I have tried resetting the cmos with the jumper and just unplugging the cmos for about 5-10 minutes. To my knowledge it is installed correctly as this type can only go in one way and the positive and negative leads are on the respective sides of the battery. The cpu power cable and plug are good and I checked continuity between all the atx pins with only the -12v pin not showing continuity.
  10. To my knowledge it seems fully plugged in. The manual is a little vague on how its supposed to go in but it seems to only plug in one way. Would the system not post at all without the cmos? I've read a lot of conflicting stuff about it online.
  11. Well...yes. But let me explain, that is only the cmos and I took the liberty of replacing the old one after I ran some voltage tests and found out it was dead. No exposed metal is touching the tape, just there to keep it away from any components.
  12. I recently acquired a used FM2-A75IA-E53 motherboard, supposedly, pulled off a working system. When I tried turning it on for the first time there was no POST, not even a display came up, and any usb peripherals I plugged in didn't seem to be getting any power. I plugged in peripherals I was sure worked, as well as monitor and display cables. At first I had installed an A4-7300 cpu, but learned that the motherboard may have needed a bios update to support that cpu, so I bought an A4-5300B just to update the bios, still no POST or power to usb? I do want to mention that the cpu fan turns on,
  13. I see, so I should not be worried about this pin being the problem if the motherboard was getting power to fans but not usb or display?
  14. I am in the process of diagnosing what is wrong with a motherboard, I probably should I have tossed it days ago but I am invested. I came across one particular pin on the 24pin ATX socket on the motherboard that does not show any continuity with the rest of the board, the -12V or blue wire on the 24 pin connector. What is this used for on the motherboard?