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worth buying a mobo for?


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I have a dead mobo with an Athlon II 64 CPU on it (the mobo turns on but shuts down after a minute or so). When I checked the mobo, I found the board was brown on the underside opposite where the capacitors around the CPU are located, so I'm figuring the caps have been getting over-taxed.

 

It's an older AM2 mobo/CPU. Not 100% it works but I think it does.

 

So, I have a CPU, RAM, video, chassis, DVD drive, HDD.

 

My question: is it worth it to spend the $50 it would take to get an Azrock AM2 mobo (the only one that I can find in my area)?

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Depends on if you want to spend money on it or not? $50 is a little for old outdated gear. But if you really want to run that system then its cheaper than an all new setup.

 

Check your PMs I can hook you up.

;)

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Really depends...do you need it for a spare computer or is it just for the heck of it. This is the type of project I like to just mess around with and not care if I mess it up...kind of a learning experience.

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I was thinking, since it is 64 bit, I could install server 2008 and create several very small VMs for SpinRite. The CPU and RAM demands would be pretty low I think; almost all I/O.

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That was my point...it wouldn't be a production unit and you would be able to learn before you apply to a more permanent build

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