I killed my mobo… orz

The story goes like this…

The other day, I bought 2 x 1GB sticks of Crucial Ballistix RAM from Shawty (popular seller in LYN forums). Got the RAM yesterday, then took it to test on my new rig today. Booted up fine with all 4 sticks. Then decided to test with only the Ballistix. Guess what? The POST BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP of Doom struck. orz.

“Fine,” I thought, “Might have seated the RAM’s wrongly.”, so I reseated the RAM’s. POST BEEP of Doom again.

“Right, calm down…. let me try with the other slots.”, so I changed the slots pairing from 1-3 to 2-4. POST BEEP of Doom again.

“Shit, this looks bad.”, so I changed to the original sticks of Corsair Twin2x XMS RAM. Tried with 1-3 and 2-4. POST BEEP’s of Doom again.

“Oh f-ck, not good.”, so I reset the CMOS twice and tested with different set each CMOS clear. POST BEEP’s of Doom again.

“Great.”, so I tested the sticks INDIVIDUALLY, on each INDIVIDUAL slots.

16 POST BEEP’s of Doom (4 sticks x 4 slots) later, “F*ck, this is bad. real bad.”, so I asked for riku2replica’s(LYN forumer and friend) help to eliminate the RAM as the cause. All the RAM’s worked fine on his PC.

“Sigh… looks like my mobo is f***ed.” Called jy14(the original seller) to RMA the board and he said it takes 2 weeks.

So, there is how I killed my mobo in just one month of setting it up, har har har. Thank god the mobo is still in RMA period.

Moral of the story: Shit happens.

Oh, i’m taking the chance to sell my current casing as well, the LYN thread is here. You can also contact me directly via email if you want to buy it (no outstation buyers, thanks).


  1. KesenaiTsumi Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 12:16 am

    well….That motherboard is really have some problem in it…SWT

  2. IcyStorm Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 1:14 am

    WTF? How did that kill your mobo?

  3. Michael Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 1:20 am

    I was wondering what a mobo was. I initially thought it was a mobile phone, lol.
    So why did that fizz out your motherboard?

  4. The Hordesman Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 1:38 am

    Oh my, this happened to me just a month ago, and it decided to take an entire drive with it to hell.

    Though, that was some month after a freak accident in which a lightning bolt struck the electricity and went through the computer (and at the time nothing seemed wrong).

    So yes, shit does happen.

  5. lol Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 2:32 am

    lol this post made me think of moobies

  6. Syaoran Li Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 2:49 am

    R. I. P: for your mobo….

  7. lainofthewired Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 3:30 am

    What does your motherboard’s manual say about that particular POST code? It’s possible your video card is/was not seated properly (it doesn’t take much).

  8. Fat Cat Lim Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 10:57 am

    That sucks. :/ How ya gonna watch anime on your comp in the meantime? Or have you already gotten a replacement?

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

    >>What does your motherboard’s manual say about that particular POST code?

    Don’t worry I know the correct POST code meanings. After all, I can’t FAIL POST after 20+ reseats of the RAM and checking all the connectors.

    >>How ya gonna watch anime on your comp in the meantime? Or have you already gotten a replacement?

    I’m running two PC’s :). Using back the older rig now. Awesome to have more than one PC :D.

  10. Heero Yuy Said,

    April 30, 2008 @ 4:23 am

    Bad motherboards aren’t that uncommon when building your PC from scratch… having built about 18 custom rigs in the past, 2 had bad motherboards (though one of them also had a bad processor so I don’t know which was cause and which was effect.)

    Good thing for warranties though!

  11. du5k Said,

    April 30, 2008 @ 6:40 pm

    I don’t think it’s bad mobo… placing the RAMs wrongly once is enough to fry a mobo… any mobo.

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