New Mobo Test

  Jakey boy 19:25 07 Jan 2004

Ok, if this sounds stupid, just tell me! I have just purchased a new mobo and want to check if it's in working order. I have no cpu, memory, drives or anything else except the case & psu. Can I safely test via on-board LED by connecting and switching power on?

  Gaz 25 21:13 07 Jan 2004

I dont think this is possible with out expensive MOBO diagnostic hardware.

It would be cheaper to shove the rest of the components in.

  Jakey boy 21:18 07 Jan 2004

At least for the response. I thought I saw an earlier thread some time ago, where it was discussed in detail. Still, maybe someone else knows?

  Gaz 25 21:34 07 Jan 2004

I have always had to use hardware diagnostics. Without CPU and stuff there is no throughway without expensive equiptment to check the board.

Remember the throughput fopr IDE and Northbridge OR on-board sound have to be checked for example, there is no other way of checking these.

  Jakey boy 21:37 07 Jan 2004

Thanks again. I'll just have to be patient and wait 'til I have the other components!

  Gaz 25 21:59 07 Jan 2004

I guess you will.

I am sure some others will reply, its a little deserted tonight.

  woodchip 22:14 07 Jan 2004

The PSU will not work without a load on it i.e. CPU etc as it's what's called a switching Transformer. So without some means of putting that load on you cannot test it. What you mean is a bench test and it’s not worth buying the equipment just to test a MOBO

  Jakey boy 22:18 07 Jan 2004

I'll just be patient until I have the rest of the gear

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