Question possible faulty motherboard


Jun 3, 2019
hi, just a couple questions on whether my motherboard might be problematic, or, with my queries if someone can identify the problem.

the problems ive been having:
-while watching videos, whether its a twitter clip, youtube video, netflix etc, my inputs via usb reboot for a few seconds.? my keyboard(s), mouse, and mic all turn off momentarily and reboot within around 5-10 seconds. i keep all audio but i know the problem is not my headset as during the time ive experienced this problem i have replaced my headset.

-randomly, my keyboard will start typing random letters, or pressing enter on its own , while i am typing. it also often double clicks some letters, and has a discoloured LED.

ive tried every combination of accessories in my setup so it cant be a faulty accessory causing these issues. any knowledge or possible solutions on this topic would be much appreciated. all parts in my pc are just over 1 year old, apart from my ssd which is around 2 years old now. replacing parts would be a heavy nuisance but whatever i have to do i will.
Jun 3, 2023
If you suspect that your motherboard is faulty, here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:
  1. Check for physical damage: Inspect the motherboard for any visible signs of physical damage, such as burnt components, bulging or leaking capacitors, or damaged connectors. If you find any, it could indicate a faulty motherboard.
  2. Test with minimal hardware: Disconnect all non-essential hardware components from the motherboard, such as additional drives, expansion cards, or peripherals. Leave only the essential components connected, including the CPU, RAM, and power supply. Attempt to power on the system and see if it functions properly. If the system works fine with minimal hardware, it suggests that one of the disconnected components may be causing the issue.
  3. Test with different RAM: Faulty RAM can sometimes cause issues that appear to be motherboard-related. Try using different RAM modules or test the existing RAM in a different system to rule out any potential RAM problems.
  4. Clear CMOS: Resetting the CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) settings can sometimes resolve issues caused by incorrect BIOS configurations. Consult your motherboard's manual for instructions on how to clear the CMOS.
  5. Update BIOS: Check if there are any BIOS updates available for your motherboard model. Outdated BIOS versions can cause compatibility or stability issues. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to update the BIOS if necessary.
  6. Test with a different power supply: A faulty power supply can sometimes cause motherboard-related issues. If possible, try using a different power supply to see if the problem persists.
  7. Check for beep codes or error LEDs: Many motherboards have built-in beep codes or error LEDs that can help diagnose hardware problems. Consult your motherboard's manual to understand the meaning of specific beep codes or error LED patterns, if applicable.
  8. Seek professional help: If you have gone through these steps and are still experiencing issues, it might be best to consult a professional technician or contact the manufacturer's support for further assistance. They can help diagnose and repair any potential motherboard problems.