Hi All, Please help me. My pc refused to show any signs of life, I removed the ide cables from the motherboard to see if I can at least get into the bios but nothing. Suspected a blown motherboard, ordered a new cpu (+ fan) & motherboard and installed fine.
Now Im sitting with original cpu (2.8ghz pentium) that could potentially be okay, so I spent 30 quid on a cheap motherboard which I installed in an older pc with the original fan but Im getting the same result ie no life from the new motherboard with original cpu and fan. Is it worth me spending a tenner on replacing the fan? What I mean is if the fan goes does a motherboard know not to boot up?