Lazyweb: I'm trying to debug this PC I've had for a while that just doesn't work. It was spontaneously rebooting for a while, then it just got to the point it reboots at firmware screens now.
* Removed disk, nothing changes
* Swapped PSU, nothing changes.
* Swapped CPU, nothing changes
* Swapped mobo, nothing changes
* Swapped RAM, nothing changes
* Removed mobo from case & started with a screwdriver, nothing changes
I've replaced the system, but I'd like to know why it doesn't work. Why?
Also more options:
* Resetting CMOS, nothing changes
* Installed a GPU (an HD6670) instead of IGP, nothing changes
The current board installed is a GA-B85M-D3V, previous board was an H81M-P33. (which I still have, but swapping is a PITA so I try to keep changing to a minimum when debugging) CPU is a G3220, and have tried a G3258.
PROTIP: When someone tells you building PCs is easy, they neglect to tell you what isn't is the fucking computer Kreminology that is consumer electronics debugging.
I've sworn off whiteboxes as a result of this charade - it's used businesses desktops that go off lease from this point on.
@pho4cexa The fan while a PITA to install, (the pushpins are only easy the first time) spins fine and I apply new paste each time since it's been a while since swaps. The H81 board gets further into the boot process (it can get to the BIOS config screen if lucky, which shows the fan is spinning fine and the CPU is running at like 30C) than the B85 board.