[SOLVED] Long on-going motherboard failures

NeCro92

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Hi all,

I've been experiencing an issue with motherboard failures for the past few years now. It seems like every time I replace/upgrade my MB, it only lasts around 2-3 years before I mysteriously stops working. The latest iteration of this just occurred a few days ago, with my PC turning on (fans, RGB-lighting, etc.), but no output to the monitor, mouse, or keyboard (the latter to both having RGB lighting).

I have a growing suspicion that these failures are being caused by the PSU - it's the only constant between failures, and is also the oldest part of the system (7 years by now).

Any other ideas on what might be causing the MB failures?

MB: MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB Gaming
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (3200MHz)
PSU: Corsair CX500M
Storage (primary): Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD
Storage (secondary): WD Blue 1TB HDD @ 7200rpm
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition
 
Hi all,

I've been experiencing an issue with motherboard failures for the past few years now. It seems like every time I replace/upgrade my MB, it only lasts around 2-3 years before I mysteriously stops working. The latest iteration of this just occurred a few days ago, with my PC turning on (fans, RGB-lighting, etc.), but no output to the monitor, mouse, or keyboard (the latter to both having RGB lighting).

I have a growing suspicion that these failures are being caused by the PSU - it's the only constant between failures, and is also the oldest part of the system (7 years by now).

Any other ideas on what might be causing the MB failures?

MB: MSI X470 Gaming Plus Max
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600
GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB Gaming
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (3200MHz)
PSU: Corsair CX500M
Storage (primary): Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD
Storage (secondary): WD Blue 1TB HDD @ 7200rpm
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition
As you suspect, the psu is a likely culprit

however, it 's strange that it doesn't fry other components
it will be very hard to verify as we can't really simulate years of usage :p

That being said, have you swapped your case in that time?
 

NeCro92

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As you suspect, the psu is a likely culprit

however, it 's strange that it doesn't fry other components
it will be very hard to verify as we can't really simulate years of usage :p

That being said, have you swapped your case in that time?
Yes, I did - also thought it could be grounding issues, but I've had 3 different motherboards, all with their unique standoff configurations.

It's strange that nothing else has ever failed.
 

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