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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152040

My PSU. The way I see it, the 450W was working just fine for years, and the extra 50W should allow for the headroom I need to overclock.
post #12 of 17
Raidmax is known for some bad PSUs. In fact, I haven't heard of any good PSUs from them. I wouldn't be surprised if it actually fried your board.
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I should be more specific,

There are 2 PSUs involved here. The first one is an Apevia 450W that came with the computer when originally bought, and the new one is the RaidMax 500W. Both seem to work, but I haven't tried the old Apevia PSU since I got the computer to boot again. When the motherboard first died, the RaidMax PSU was still somewhere in a Newegg warehouse.
post #14 of 17
Apevia isn't any better lol. It's just as bad.
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Meh, it still lasted for 3 years and still works as far as I can tell. Then the RaidMax was on a cheap sale anyway. What would you suggest then?
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If motherboard is in fact fried, get a new one? And don't use that PSU anymore if you care about your PC.
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Originally Posted by Admiral Fear 
Yeah, I did mean the battery. I hear it called both. When I removed the battery for a few minutes, nothing happened, but when I took out the processor, it finally started again. Feels silly knowing there were those two pins staring me in the face the whole time. Guess I didn't go over the manual thoroughly enough.

While this does help for future attempts, that still doesn't explain why the motherboard seemed to have failed at a modest 3.2 GHz overclock on my i5-750...

As I said here, I got the computer working again by resetting the BIOS the hard way. Seeing as it now works, I'm probably going to keep it at the default clocks and hold off on getting a new mobo until lga 1150 is out.
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