It’s not the absolute worst case scenario of things that could go wrong with your PC, but it’s still annoying. I’ve had my share of bad luck when it comes to dead motherboards, laptops in particular. In every laptop I have ever owned (which is only three) the motherboard has died before the warranty expired. Good news for me in terms of getting it replaced free of charge, but what about those of us who fry our motherboards after the warranty expires, especially if we have a desktop PC?  There are a few ways to check the life-status of your motherboard without having to take it to a technician, if you like to do things yourself. This kind of PC issue can be hard to diagnose, but ruling out all other possibilities first will help you get there—before you spend money on a new motherboard, especially if it’s high-end. There are several reasons for motherboard-failure, but the most common is overheating. Heat wears down all hardware components overtime, but it’s particularly important that it doesn’t damage the motherboard, considering that’s where you connect all the other components. That’s why heat dissipation is important, especiall...