Well guys, it looks like I was wrong about the MB kicking the bucket. I took a picture and zoomed in. Noticed that some heatsink thermal paste had melted onto the MB from a broken heatsink. It looked toasted.
After cleaning off the burned thermal paste with alcohol, getting a hold of some new plastic anchor screws like the ones it came with from an old mb I sitill had, then resetting the heatsink properly.... it ACTUALLY BOOTED UP!
It's been up for almost a day with no problems. I have rebooted several times and no issues.
Originally Posted by ikkuranus
Personally I wouldn't try to rebuild that. You could get a baytrail J1900 that performs about the same but consumes 1/5th of the power. Most of them are fanless as well.
Sure it sucks having to buy new ram but 6 years is what I call getting your monies worth. Do you actually need 8GB for extenders or other use? If not go with 4GB.
Thanks for the advice. I know, I really got my moneys worth. And it looks like Ill get a little more yet lol. The more I thought about it, I was coming to the same conclusion. That the MB was gonna cost too much for such an old board.
But I am gonna start saving for a new system. Can you recommend a system like the Baytrail j1900 but a little more high end?
Originally Posted by NNate
I'd second this. You're better off just replacing the Mobo/CPU when your system is that old. The price for an old replacement mobo may be nearly as expensive as a more modern board.
J1900 would be a nice choice - $75 for the mobo/cpu combo.
Yup. Agreed. Any other suggestions for a system a little more high end than the one you guys mentioned? I like the idea of fanless. Thanks!