Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › AsRock Z77 Extreme4-M Issue after de-lid
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

AsRock Z77 Extreme4-M Issue after de-lid

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Firstly I think I posted this in the right section. If I haven't feel free to move delete or whatever the case may be.

A while back I delidded my 3570k, the operation was a success, at least I thought. Im getting great temps but because I've been running a few tests, and some laziness. I've only been using two of the four ram slots.

I've noticed that if I put any ram into my second ram slot. The computer refuses to boot and basically reboots itself every few seconds. Even swapping ram that works in other slots gives the same result. Aimless reboots.

This problem started after I delidded my 3570k. Now I must be honest. There is the tiniest bit of copper showing on the wafer. I probably scratched it when delidding. Could this be the problem? Surely if I messed the CPU. It wouldn't boot at all rather than kill a specific Ram Slot.

It's my second board already. So I'm leaning towards blaming the mobo rather than the CPU. Its also the cheaper of the two to replace. But then again all 16GB was working before I delidded my processor.

Is there anyway to confirm if it's a CPU or MOBO issue?
Lil D
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770 Asrock Z77E-ITX OCUK GTX 980 Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 (256 GB) Samsung 830 (256 GB) 2 TB 3 TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Coolgate 120 Alphacool ST30 - 240mm XSPC 980 Waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung "32" TV Microsoft Arc EVGA SuperNova G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Enthoo Evolv ITX Microsoft Multimedia Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
Lil D
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770 Asrock Z77E-ITX OCUK GTX 980 Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 (256 GB) Samsung 830 (256 GB) 2 TB 3 TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Coolgate 120 Alphacool ST30 - 240mm XSPC 980 Waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung "32" TV Microsoft Arc EVGA SuperNova G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Enthoo Evolv ITX Microsoft Multimedia Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
Do you have a buddy nearby with another CPU or mobo? You could swap parts for a minute and determine what the cause is. If it was the memory controller portion of the chip you nicked, however, that could be the cause.

I assume you've tried resetting CMOS to default settings? If everything is the same as before when you had 16gb booting and a "lidded" CPU, I would lean toward the CPU being the culprit.

Sorry about the bad luck. It's terrible that Intel exhibited such short-sightedness with their TIM selection on the Ivy chips.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply, yeah I went thru the whole CMOS reset procedure (Remove battery, change jumper etc etc etc)

I don't have anyone with a similar system to swap and test, which is why I was hoping there would be some other way to check. Its amazing thou isn't it. ONE specific slot is damaged.

I'm thinking about the possibility of the H100 waterblock maybe bending one of the pins on the slot, but I'm probably just in denial that i messed up my CPU
Lil D
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770 Asrock Z77E-ITX OCUK GTX 980 Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 (256 GB) Samsung 830 (256 GB) 2 TB 3 TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Coolgate 120 Alphacool ST30 - 240mm XSPC 980 Waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung "32" TV Microsoft Arc EVGA SuperNova G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Enthoo Evolv ITX Microsoft Multimedia Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
Lil D
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770 Asrock Z77E-ITX OCUK GTX 980 Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 (256 GB) Samsung 830 (256 GB) 2 TB 3 TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Coolgate 120 Alphacool ST30 - 240mm XSPC 980 Waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung "32" TV Microsoft Arc EVGA SuperNova G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Enthoo Evolv ITX Microsoft Multimedia Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
Yea, I would definitely try and rule out everything else before replacing the most expensive part. Bummer
post #5 of 8
Have you tried a bios update? Different RAM?
How small is the damage?
Any damage to a CPU can be bad.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post

Have you tried a bios update? Different RAM?
How small is the damage?
Any damage to a CPU can be bad.

I haven't tried a BIOS update to be honest. Will actually try that. Didn't think of that. Thanks

The damage is tiny. I don't have a picture of it. But I mean it's like maybe the size of a tip of a fine ball point pen. (that's being generous)

I've got 4 sticks or ram. And I know that all 4 work cos I can swap them around. I'm certain it's a defective slot. I can take out the ram from slot 2, put it in slot 1 and presto. Boot.

Anyone around the Bermondsey area so I can test my CPU smile.gif lol

Sigh. I may have lowered my temps by 6 degrees or so, but now I've lost 4gb of ram mad.gif
Lil D
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770 Asrock Z77E-ITX OCUK GTX 980 Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 (256 GB) Samsung 830 (256 GB) 2 TB 3 TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Coolgate 120 Alphacool ST30 - 240mm XSPC 980 Waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung "32" TV Microsoft Arc EVGA SuperNova G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Enthoo Evolv ITX Microsoft Multimedia Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
Lil D
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770 Asrock Z77E-ITX OCUK GTX 980 Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 (256 GB) Samsung 830 (256 GB) 2 TB 3 TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Coolgate 120 Alphacool ST30 - 240mm XSPC 980 Waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung "32" TV Microsoft Arc EVGA SuperNova G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Enthoo Evolv ITX Microsoft Multimedia Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil-Diabo View Post

I haven't tried a BIOS update to be honest. Will actually try that. Didn't think of that. Thanks
The damage is tiny. I don't have a picture of it. But I mean it's like maybe the size of a tip of a fine ball point pen. (that's being generous)
I've got 4 sticks or ram. And I know that all 4 work cos I can swap them around. I'm certain it's a defective slot. I can take out the ram from slot 2, put it in slot 1 and presto. Boot.
Anyone around the Bermondsey area so I can test my CPU smile.gif lol
Sigh. I may have lowered my temps by 6 degrees or so, but now I've lost 4gb of ram mad.gif
On My ASUS rig if i place only 1 stick In a certain slot it want work for an odd reason, but as soon as i Dual channel the ram both slots work.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Just an update,

Keep getting 5 beeps.
I've replaced the CPU with another and still the same issue, playing around with all the sticks of RAM and still no post

I can confirm this is definitely a MOBO issue, now I'm gonna have to sell the CPU i got to replace the Mobo :/

Second Asrock board in 6 months
Trying to go through the RMA process, lets hope that it's painless
Lil D
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770 Asrock Z77E-ITX OCUK GTX 980 Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 (256 GB) Samsung 830 (256 GB) 2 TB 3 TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Coolgate 120 Alphacool ST30 - 240mm XSPC 980 Waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung "32" TV Microsoft Arc EVGA SuperNova G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Enthoo Evolv ITX Microsoft Multimedia Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
Lil D
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770 Asrock Z77E-ITX OCUK GTX 980 Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 (256 GB) Samsung 830 (256 GB) 2 TB 3 TB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech Apogee Drive II Coolgate 120 Alphacool ST30 - 240mm XSPC 980 Waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Samsung "32" TV Microsoft Arc EVGA SuperNova G2 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Enthoo Evolv ITX Microsoft Multimedia Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › AsRock Z77 Extreme4-M Issue after de-lid