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Alright so this is a bit of a lengthy story, so here it goes...

I have a Dell PC with an i5-750 CPU that I wanted to overlock so I decided to go ahead and buy an evga p55 ftw from someone who sold it to me for a pretty darn good price (130$). It got here yesterday and I spent last night hooking everything up and when I finally turned it on it would stay on for just a split second and then shut off and kept looping like that endlessly. I called it a night and figured I'd tourbleshoot in the morning. Read up a bunch of stuff online and decided to try some ideas out. Unhooked everything except for one stick of ram and the processor / heatsink. Reconnected all the wires and cables, resat that heatsink, and finally just very lightly untightened the heatsink to avoid too much pressure and flexing on the board as someone suggested (using a Corsair A70). It seemed to help, the board would now stay on for a good five seconds before turning off and looping, and even better it was showing some debugg LED codes. Unfortunately neither the manual, nor the website, or the tech support guys has any idea what 62 and 68 stand for.

Then my dad figured it might be an incompatibility issue with the RAM, seeing as i'm using some random RAM from that Dell PC which is made by...Samsung. So I figured he's probably right and I'd buy some RAM come Monday. In the mean time I have no PC so I decided to go ahead and hook everything back up to my Dell, and in doing so I notcied something terribly wrong. The socket on the Motherboard is fried on the top left corner and so is my chip. Also, when I called the evga tech support they don't even seem to have the board listed as being registerd which is giving me a really bad feeling in the pit of my stomach despite the seller telling me he had it registered. I'm still waiting on his e-mail response.

So I have a couple questions...firstly being how in the hell does that even happen. I made sure to clear the CMOS everytime before trying to power the computer on. The pins looked perfect on the motherbaord before I ever tried anything with it. If this is a second hand board it most definitely worked in the past no? This isn't the first time I've installed a cpu / heatsink and as far as I can tell I did everything right, didn't rush things and made sure to do a good job. Now the mobo is using a foxconn socket and not a lotes, but again it worked for the first owner, and apparently that socket issue has been fixed / was only a problem for people overvlocking to 5+ Ghz.

My other question is, would Intel potentially RMA a new chip for me? I don't even know if this one is working, but I'm scared to pop it into the H55 mobo on my Dell and fubar that too. I doubt Dell would cover anything seeing as they have a very strict policy on their warranties. And finally, if the seller did in fact lie to me, do I have any kind of recourse? I payed for the board through paypal with a CC, I would have bought it through amazon but he was a US seller and I live in Canada and they don't allow those kinds of transactions. Would evga potentially help me if the board was never registered?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated guys...I'm feeling pretty ****y right about now.
Edited by myst88 - 5/7/11 at 2:57pm
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socket issue
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Sigh I just got done reading Intel's warrenty, seeing as that CPU came with my Dell it's warranty is only covered by the OEM, pretty sure I'm screwed big time.
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The relevant Pictures of a Evga P55 FTW (You know, the one with the Holier than Thou LOTES socket) and a i7 860.


This is what I found about your evga board
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post #5 of 24
sandy bridge cpu's can have the same issue. At the moment only with foxconn sockets, maybe in the future some lotes sockets will be at fault too. That's the main reason I'm afraid on moving to intel 1155, maybe to 2011 if it's not too pricey.
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Well then why did it never happen to the original owner of the board? He had it for about a year.
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post #7 of 24
bad luck only, since it is very difficult to place the chip in a wrong position. The heatsink wouldn't have seated correctly if that was the case.

You'll have to buy a new chip or a second hand one in the market place. The board you can RMA, if the seller appears.
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Haha wow, this is like a bad dream. Now I'm tempted to just try it in the Dell mobo and hope it half works.
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I don't think you will be frying that propietary board as well, but the chip is broken now. Give it a try and see yourself.

Edit: It is the board that kills chips, not the other way around.
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Yeah i'm hooking it up now, I really really hope it works.
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