New motherboard for old system?


In the zone

My 6+ yr PC doesn't start. If i click power on, it tends to start, within 10 sec, powers off. Sometimes, within 20 sec. That's it.

I thought it was SMPS, but a colleague tells me its the motherboard and confirms that it can't be SMPS. Actually I wanted to replace the board anyways as it was giving me issues ever since it got bricked and i got it fixed via RMA.

Nevertheless, am confused as to what needs to be used - How about the other parts of assembly if i go for only a new board and RAM?

Below is the existing config:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3000.0 MHz - AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
CPU Platform: Socket AM2
CPU Code Name: Windsor

Motherboard Model: ASUS M2N-VM DVI
Motherboard Chipset: nVidia nForce 630a (MCP68)

Memory Type: Transcend 2 GB DDR2-SDRAM 400.0 MHz (PC2-6400) (Model: JM800QLU-2G)
Drive Model: Seagate ST3250310AS - 250 GB

Please help as I want this to be fixed at the earliest


In the zone
Can someone suggest compatible board and a new PSU as needed for this? This is AM2 I believe? AM2+ is also applicable? Kindly suggest


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