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Windows 7: Is My Motherboard or Processor Dorked?

16 Jun 2014   #1
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Is My Motherboard or Processor Dorked?

Hello all:

I have an AMD Phenom II 8X420 Processor on an Asus board> 4 Gig Ram. Windows 7 64 Bit.

This thing is starting to act very creepy. About a year ago it ate a RAM chip. A little after that I replaced the power supply.

About nine months ago a hard drive died. Replaced that.

This week another RAM chip got eaten.

I also tested the drives with the Seagate Windows version. One drive showed a problem on one pass. A second drive (the one that was replaced a year ago) showed a problem on another pass. Sometimes I run the drive tests show up good but sometimes not. The DOS version of Seagate didn't show any problems on any drives ever for some unknown reason.

Anyway, I am wondering whether I should junk this whole system. A piece here and a piece there and it really starts to add up.

Gregrocker said that my drive structure was weird and that I should reinstall everything. I was about to do that when I ran all the tests I just described and started wondering whether maybe I should junk the whole system.

So how to know when it is time to put it out of its misery? How do you know when the thing has finally given up the ghost?

Thanks in advance.

Michael


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16 Jun 2014   #2
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Posted the partitions.


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17 Jun 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That`s just the way it is with computer parts, you can have good luck, or you could have really bad luck

Trust me, I know
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18 Jun 2014   #4
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for your response.

I understand your point. But the question remains, do I keep pitching parts at what may be a bad processor, or not? How do I know when the processor and motherboard have to come off life support? Maybe they are bad and they are eating all the other stuff.

Thank you again.

Michael
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18 Jun 2014   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

a processor fault wont cause other components to fail, unless it shorts and then it will take the mobo out as well as.

you have to remember computer parts are made up of billions of smaller parts that are super delicate. static electricity is enough to cause failure. dust particals rubbing together while flying around inside your case may cause this also.

that and you have an aging system so the componets are old and well used. so expect failure of the most heavily used ones.

if your main question is a rhetorical one and you really just want an excuse to build a new system.. go ahead!! you wont regret it.
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18 Jun 2014   #6
goofeyfoot

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Actually I'm too cheap to build a new one!

But on more serious note, I noticed over the last several days that all three drives sometimes show errors on Seatest and sometimes they all test perfectly. What can cause that kind of weird behavior?

Thanks again.

Michael
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18 Jun 2014   #7
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goofeyfoot View Post
Actually I'm too cheap to build a new one!

But on more serious note, I noticed over the last several days that all three drives sometimes show errors on Seatest and sometimes they all test perfectly. What can cause that kind of weird behavior?

Thanks again.

Michael
First thing that comes to my mind: cables.
Then, the drive itself, specifically the circuit board.
After that, I would suspect something on the mobo, possibly the southbridge which controls HDD I/O.
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