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Windows 7: Dead On Arrival:bad motherboards

15 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 64bit professional
Dead On Arrival:bad motherboards

DEAD ON ARRIVAL: 4 out of 7 purchases arrived DOA or failed in 1st month. Following is
more details: I have purchased 7 new mother boards in the last 4 months, however only the two Intel boards and a Zotec are working. 2 Asus mother boards arrived DOA. 1 Gigabyte board arrived DOA. and 2 Gigabyte boards arrived and failed in first month of service. Any one out there got any suggestions: Could i just be in the nth percentile, as they say in "quality control" ? Do i try a different brand manufacturer? Or just assume that some mother boards will be DOA out of each production run, and reorder the same brand; hoping on a different lot number? Cowpatty

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15 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro

I have never got a bad motherboard (maybe I have been lucky). I am not sure where you are buying your boards, but I would find another source to purchase my boards.
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15 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 SP1 x64

Asus and Gigabyte make great boards. I would suspect the packing or maybe the shipper. Check the boxes for crumpled corners or other external damage. Sometimes the delivery gorillas just toss the boxes when shipping.
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15 Mar 2011   #4

Windows Home Premium 64bit

Hi Cowpatty. If it wasn't for bad luck (with MB's) you would have no luck at all. Incredible number of failures. Can I assume by the number of MB's you buy that you are a system builder? If that is the case, we don't have to consider Computer assembly proceedures or that evil villen "static electricity" I have been using ASUS mbo's for years and never had a problem. Sure hope your luck changes on the next lot.
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15 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Dead electronics happen, unfortunately, but not to the level you are describing. As others have said, I would definitely consider the shipper and your procedures when unpacking and installing.

Who are you purchasing these motherboards from? I've purchased probably close to 100 motherboards in my life, and I can remember 2 that were DOA.
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15 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 / Same

I would suspect either the place you purchased or the delivery.

As mentioned above, some delivery people just toss everything around.
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