I got a desktop computer assembled with the following specs:
- 2x 4 GB DDR3
- Intel Core i7-2600 CPU, 3.4 GHz LGA 1155 8 MB Cache
- Intel DH67 BL Media Series motherboard, LGA 1155, 4 slot eSATA, HDMI, USB 3.0
- 1 TB 7200 rpm Seagate drive
The computer ran 24x7 for about 9 months through a UPS. Now, one day, I wake up and find the computer switched off. I tried to turn it on but it wouldn't switch on and there was a burning smell. When I toggled the power supply from the back of the SMPS, it did turn on and reached the Windows boot screen. However, on selecting "Boot windows normally", it turned off immediately. On opening the case, I noticed that after switching on the PC, the CPU, SMPS and cabinet fans turn on for a couple of seconds and then turn off automatically and restart again. There is no display on the monitor.
I showed it to a mechanic; he showed a burned component on the motherboard:
Do you think the burned component would require me to get a new motherboard?
In case I have to replace the motherboard, how can I tell which motherboards are compatible with a given CPU?