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try old 8-pin just to make sure lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
try old 8-pin just to make sure lol
Did that. Tried 4-pin and 8-pin.

I may just have a dead CPU. I'd much rather have a dead mobo than CPU though. :/
    
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Installed new i5-2500k today. Motherboard, CPU, one stick of ram, CPU fan, PSU. Nothing.

I'm going as I suspected, two dead mobos. New CPU didn't work on the Gigabyte or ASRock mobo. RMA'ing both.
    
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post #34 of 53
did you force your 8 pin pci-express plug into your motherboards 8pin?
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What on earth...?

Something had to have fried those boards. I mean, I guess you could've gotten two bad ones... but damn...
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What on earth...?

Something had to have fried those boards. I mean, I guess you could've gotten two bad ones... but damn...
Gigabyte was working perfectly fine until the new PSU install. Everything was grounded before I put it in. Once again, tried the two PSU's, two mobos, new chip . Nada.

I'm admittedly very frustrated.

Quote:
Originally Posted by allupinya View Post
did you force your 8 pin pci-express plug into your motherboards 8pin?

I made sure the plug made sweet love to the mobo 8-pin slot. No success.
Edited by Calipso - 10/11/11 at 4:00pm
    
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Man... I might RMA that PSU. It's a scary thought that it might potentially be the problem.
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Man... I might RMA that PSU. It's a scary thought that it might potentially be the problem.
Problem is Sector, is my original PSU failed to work with both mobos. So I'm thinking perhaps the new PSU ended up frying the mobos. Strange.....yes......but everything worked perfect before I installed the new Corsair PSU.
    
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Yeah, smells like a PSU RMA situation to me. Seems like the only remaining piece in the puzzle. Man, that's pretty crazy... I thought they always tested these things when they left factory, too.
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That's the thing.

New mobo, new CPU, new GPU. All tried after the new PSU.

The only real change was the PSU and then nothing worked. I think that somehow the mobos were fried by the PSU. I used the old PSU on my mobos and nothing booted. The new CPU didn't fix anything either. I can only assume that my mobos crapped the bed because of the new PSU.

Shame though. Amazon won't like me. Three returns this month. (Damaged GFX card due to poor packaging, faulty PSU *this one* and faulty soundcard).

I just want to get my PC ready for BF3.
    
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