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While messing with my fans last night I inadvertently unplugged my pump. F@H was running on both the CPU and GPU cores. I didn't notice anything until the computer suddenly powered off with nary a beep.

I saw what had happened and immediately worked to aid heat dissipation. I pulled off the block and let the CPU 'breathe' after which I did a thorough cleaning and repasting.

After it was cool to the touch and I had plugged everything back in, I rebooted. Everything was fine for about 40 minutes when it promptly shut off again at a load temperature of 50C. No beeps or warnings. So I went to bed after unplugging the PSU and pressing the power button several times and resetting the CMOS.

This morning I boot it into the BIOS and everything seems fine. The CPU reaches a top temperature of 27C on one core (in BIOS) and everything is reading as normal. However, once the Windows logo starts to form it immediately BSODs and reboots in the flash of an eye. Not long enough to get error codes.

This is where I sit. Did I kill my 2600k? Or did I kill my mobo? PSU? Graphics card? I'm not sure about the graphics card being dead because it's my primary display adapter for the BIOS and Windows startup repair, which both work perfectly.

Please help or console, whichever you deem appropriate.
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Originally Posted by MKHunt View Post
While messing with my fans last night I inadvertently unplugged my pump. F@H was running on both the CPU and GPU cores. I didn't notice anything until the computer suddenly powered off with nary a beep.

I saw what had happened and immediately worked to aid heat dissipation. I pulled off the block and let the CPU 'breathe' after which I did a thorough cleaning and repasting.

After it was cool to the touch and I had plugged everything back in, I rebooted. Everything was fine for about 40 minutes when it promptly shut off again at a load temperature of 50C. No beeps or warnings. So I went to bed after unplugging the PSU and pressing the power button several times and resetting the CMOS.

This morning I boot it into the BIOS and everything seems fine. The CPU reaches a top temperature of 27C on one core (in BIOS) and everything is reading as normal. However, once the Windows logo starts to form it immediately BSODs and reboots in the flash of an eye. Not long enough to get error codes.

This is where I sit. Did I kill my 2600k? Or did I kill my mobo? PSU? Graphics card? I'm not sure about the graphics card being dead because it's my primary display adapter for the BIOS and Windows startup repair, which both work perfectly.

Please help or console, whichever you deem appropriate.
edit - i see now that you cleared cmos.

try adding a bit more vcore on stock clocks and see if that helps.
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Reformat? Test separate components in a different setup/comp. CPU probably isnt damaged if it's POSTing.
 
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post #4 of 38
It could be the GPU. If it starts to loads drivers and fails, that could cause the problem. Also would explain why BIOS and start-up repair works, I think they just use very general display drivers.
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post #5 of 38
Sometimes when you shutdown a pc while its doing something the windows install can become corrupted. Happened to me plenty of times while trying to find a stable clock maybe a reformat is in order.
post #6 of 38
Agree with the two above

1) Def recommend returning CPU to stock speed.

2)You may be lucky and part of the Windows OS has been corrupted.(Try clean install on a spare drive if you have one).
    
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post #7 of 38
i you cleared CMOS,did you make sure you have AHCI enabled for your SSD?

Just to be sure though
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post #8 of 38
Boot with something like UBCD4Win and use a chkdsk C: /f from command prompt

Most boot loops are caused by some form of Windows corruption.
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post #9 of 38
You let the cpu "breath"? imo that would actually make it worse... it cant dissipate heat with nothing on it...

Reset everything to stock, make sure achi is on like the other guy said and put more vcore for stock clocks..
    
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Try loading into Safe Mode this will determine if a driver is causing the BSOD at logon, if your able to get into Safe mode go into event viewer to see if any errors have been logged as to why it's BSOD'in. If your not able to get into Safe mode i'd suggest the problem being elsewhere unless a Windows repair will resolve the problem.
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