new mobo existing cpu

  caro456 13:11 02 Feb 2007

I have bought a replacement motherboard as my computer died last week (no post). I realise it's a case of trial and error, but what I want to know is, if I fit my existing cpu and ram to the new mobo, if by chance it isn't the mobo at fault but the cpu or the ram, is there any chance I will damage the new motherboard or will it simply not work?

  brundle 13:13 02 Feb 2007

More info ; CPU type, motherboard make/model, memory type/speed

  Totally-braindead 13:14 02 Feb 2007

It just won't work. I can't see how either a faulty processor or faulty memory could damage a motherboard.

  caro456 13:17 02 Feb 2007

New motherboard is an ASRock K7NF2-RAID bought to replace a Leadtek winfast K7NCR18D PRO 2
CPU is Athlon xp 2800
ram - I have 2 x 512 MB elixir DDR 400
Graphics card is a PNY Geforce 6600

  caro456 13:19 02 Feb 2007

Thanks Totally-braindead, just need to get some thermal compound etc and I can start to tinker!

  brundle 13:19 02 Feb 2007

Thanks. Agree with `Totally-braindead` personally.

  Totally-braindead 15:52 02 Feb 2007

Be sure to get all the old thermal compound off. If any of it is left you can end up with hotspots. I usually use a plastic scraper saves the heatsink getting scratched.

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