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Hi guys I done a couple of threads on this so here’s a recap

Flashed my Bios to latest version since my new CPU i7 990x was not supported with the old version
Removed my old cpu i7 950 and Installed the new i7 990x and the problem starts.
PC starts twice shuts off within 2 to 3 seconds and on the 3rd try it doesn’t shut off and goes into windows. Did this every time I switched on the PC.
I also noticed in bios and Windows the memory was showing as 4GB even though I had 6GB installed.
So I played around with the memory sticks putting them in different slots and finally the PC showed
6GB memory ram and also didn’t shut off twice but I had lost the triple channel function.
A lot of you replied (thanks for that ) and told me it could be a “Bent†pin on the motherboard socket.
So I removed the CPU checked the pins carefully I tried my best to see if anyone was bent but could not see any.

THE PROBLEM SOLVED:
So I was about to put the CPU back and put the cooler back on which was a Thermalright Venomous X
But decided on the last minute instead of putting the venomous X why not put the Noctua D14
This was the cpu cooler I had on my old i7 950 cpu but when I changed the cpu to i7 990x I didn’t use the Noctua D14 but the venomous X which I had laying around. But it never ever crossed my mind that it could be the cooler. YES guys as soon as I put the Noctua D14 cooler and changed the memory ram order back to how it was when the PC was shutting off twice guess what? It didn’t shut off it also showed 6GB in bios and windows.
So my question is was it really the venomous x cpu cooler that was making the PC shut off twice and messed up the memory? surely had to be because the problem has gone since the Noctua D14 was installed.
post #2 of 9
Imo, it was the memory's fault. The cooler shouldn't have anything to do with your problem. I reckon it was one memory stick not being seated well
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Imo, it was the memory's fault. The cooler shouldn't have anything to do with your problem. I reckon it was one memory stick not being seated well
Believe me my friend is was steated I made sure of this. but am thinking could it have been tightened to much ? because the Venomous X does have a nob in the middle to tighten the cpu put more pressure?
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I don't know, but I HIGHLY doubt it was the cooler tho...
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I don't know, but I HIGHLY doubt it was the cooler tho...
But if it was a bent pin which I didn't see then it should still be doing the same thing right?

Before I had 3 memory sticks in the blue memory slots the PC would shut off twice every time i started it up and showed 4GB ram. But know with the Noctua D14 installed and the same setup it's starting up and not shutting off and showing 6GB ram? That's what makes me think it's the cpu cooler. To be honest this was a old Venomous X I used more then a year ago it also had bent heatsink fins so maybe who knows ... ?
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Yeah, but if it was the bent cooler then you would have overheating issues, not missing ram problems. I just can't imagine how the cpu cooler would affect the ram in any way shape or form...
Try snapping on the old cooler and leave the RAM where it is. Maybe it was touching the RAM and therefore bending it so it didn't have contact?
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This is why you do one thing at a time till you solve the problem, lol. Not that you would ever think a cpu cooler would be the culprit though. Such a weird issue.
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Yeah, but if it was the bent cooler then you would have overheating issues, not missing ram problems. I just can't imagine how the cpu cooler would affect the ram in any way shape or form...
Try snapping on the old cooler and leave the RAM where it is. Maybe it was touching the RAM and therefore bending it so it didn't have contact?
Well I can tell you the Noctua D14 is much much BIGGER then the venomous X and with the fan on the front it covers 3 memory slots. If anything can bend memory rams it would be this beast!

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This is why you do one thing at a time till you solve the problem, lol. Not that you would ever think a cpu cooler would be the culprit though. Such a weird issue.
I no it's weird and I don't want to believe it was the cooler myself but ...... just have to go by what I have seen. But if there was a bent pin which i may have missed can it straighten itself ?... if it did that is weird
Edited by shadowman007 - 8/15/11 at 11:00am
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Possibly too much pressure on the CPU from the previous cooler... only thing I can think of. Try mounting the Venomous cooler and not tighten it too much?
    
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