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Not sure if this is the right spot for this, but oh well.

This morning I woke up to find my computer unresponsive. Whenever I boot it goes through the POST just fine but when it reaches the Windows load screen I get a BSOD for hardware (0000009c). So I decided to go through the steps I know to troubleshoot and searched online for others.

- Deoverclocked
- Cleared CMOS
- Unplugged all USB devices
- Unplugged all SATA devices and booted off of USB stick
- Switched Video cards and PCI-E slots
- Unplugged all USB headers
- Tested my RAM one stick at a time


All with no luck. My board gives me AE code. Could it be my CPU or do you think it's my Mobo? Any other suggestions would be nice.
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any reason that you can think of that could have caused the mobo to die? extreme OC or tweaks? cause im running a CH5F and from my experience these mobos dont just die...

did you pull the battery while unplugged and hard reset the bios? idk it might help trying to think here...
post #3 of 22
looking at your cpu you have down... if you were running it at 4.8 you might have fryed it... what was your average ilde temp? was it on all night?
post #4 of 22
lol just looked up your build... if your rig build is correct you were running at 150% OC on your cpu which not only is impressive... is most likely very hot... now i know your cooler is also awesome but i mean you had to be pushing like 1.75V or more to be running that so idk... looks to me like could have been more of your prob.

pull the cooler and clean up your cpu and look for discoloration... let me know.
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looking at your cpu you have down... if you were running it at 4.8 you might have fryed it... what was your average ilde temp? was it on all night?

I will try the hard reset later. My running temps were 75C at full load @ 4.8 but my computer went to sleep last night so it wouldn't be that hot.
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lol just looked up your build... if your rig build is correct you were running at 150% OC on your cpu which not only is impressive... is most likely very hot... now i know your cooler is also awesome but i mean you had to be pushing like 1.75V or more to be running that so idk... looks to me like could have been more of your prob.
pull the cooler and clean up your cpu and look for discoloration... let me know.

My volts were 1.5v. Already pulled it to get to the ram and I didn't notice any discolor. I will check again.
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post #7 of 22
I do not think it is your motherboard or CPU that is broken. If the CPU.mobo is broken the system wont even turn on to my knowledge. If you would like to check turn it on without the cpu and see. But from what you've said you can get into windows before bsod. Have you tried one Gpu at a time? Or tried to boot into safe mode?
post #8 of 22
lol nice going getting 4.8 to stick at 1.5v... lol having a ***** fit trying to get my 1100T to keep 4.2 and like 1.55v... lol but its whatever... and those arent to bad of full on temps... hmmm... that just seems weird to me... well i guess you could go through the whole pain of pulling your mobo and checking the whole thing for maybe a burned out cap or something...

im going to blame the sleep mode though... i think there is a bug with sleep on 7 cause every time i sleep my computer it will like crash or do something stupid on waking up... so i disabled it... lol but have you tryed looking for an updated bios and/or getting another bios version (older/newer) and flashing your current one from like a usb stick... might have a bugged out bios... which the hard reset might not fix...
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lol nice going getting 4.8 to stick at 1.5v... lol having a ***** fit trying to get my 1100T to keep 4.2 and like 1.55v... lol but its whatever... and those arent to bad of full on temps... hmmm... that just seems weird to me... well i guess you could go through the whole pain of pulling your mobo and checking the whole thing for maybe a burned out cap or something...

im going to blame the sleep mode though... i think there is a bug with sleep on 7 cause every time i sleep my computer it will like crash or do something stupid on waking up... so i disabled it... lol but have you tryed looking for an updated bios and/or getting another bios version (older/newer) and flashing your current one from like a usb stick... might have a bugged out bios... which the hard reset might not fix...
The bsod code is for a hardware problem. A borked bios update would result in the system being unbootable, OP has been able to get into windows before seeing the bsod. Again if the mobo is damaged or cpu is damaged in anyway the system would not turn on at all. Chances are it could be a bad driver, or one of his gpus.

@OP have you tried using 1 stick of ram and 1 gpu 1 screen, and no dvd drive and booting into safe mode? Try to boot up with the bare minimums so we can find out which piece of hardware is causing the bsod.
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The bsod code is for a hardware problem. A borked bios update would result in the system being unbootable, OP has been able to get into windows before seeing the bsod. Again if the mobo is damaged or cpu is damaged in anyway the system would not turn on at all. Chances are it could be a bad driver, or one of his gpus.
@OP have you tried using 1 stick of ram and 1 gpu 1 screen, and no dvd drive and booting into safe mode? Try to boot up with the bare minimums so we can find out which piece of hardware is causing the bsod.

Correct. I haven't updated my BIOS in a few months and I believe I have the most up to date one. I've tried the 1 stick, a totally different GPU, no dvd drive, and 1 screen but it doesn't work either. I also can not get safe mode to work either. It will load the drivers then BSOD. I can not reinstall windows off of a thumb drive either. It gets to the Windows load screen as well and BSODs.
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