Question Motherboard problem?

Sep 7, 2020
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My computer recently stopped working, I initially thought it was a psu problem, because once in every 100 attempts the power would try to flick on, then die. However unplugged the gpu, and tried turning it on, it came on with a brief burning smell.

I thought it might be gpu causing a short so swapped with an old spare, the monitor did not recognize that I had a gpu connected. So far I have switched gpus, cords, even taken the mobo out to ensure case wasn't somehow causing a short.

PC still only comes on rarely but now sometimes stays on, but even when it does no matter the gpu, or even the slot in the mobo I put the gpu, it isn't recognized. Is this likely a problem with my motherboard? Or is my psu somehow faulty.
 
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its the psu.Pleae list the full pc specs including the make/model of your psu.Its likely that the psu doesnt have enough wattage to power your GPU.
Psu - seasonic Evo m12 II 620w
Gpu - gtx 970 but the replacement is a ASRock rx570 so less power needed.
Mobo - MSI 970 gaming
Cpu - amd 8330 or such. It's about four years old and to be honest I can't quite remember. On phone so don't have access to old purchase records.
Oh and case is enthoo pro.
 
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Sorry for late reply, connection is spotty. But would it still be psu even if it still fails to come on with gpu entirely removed? Even just leaving it a bare mobo it still is hard to make power kick in.
 
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if you happen to have a spare psu,test it and see what happens.If the same thing happens then its your mobo
Sadly I do not. I actually came here to seek advice because I'll only really have the money to buy one or the other for a good while, so I wanted to see which was the most likely culprit. Thank you for replying though, I feel more confident in making a decision.
 
Sadly I do not. I actually came here to seek advice because I'll only really have the money to buy one or the other for a good while, so I wanted to see which was the most likely culprit. Thank you for replying though, I feel more confident in making a decision.
You can always go to a local pc service,and let me them inspect your system,but it will cost you though
 

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