Originally Posted by JDMfanatic
Thanks! Its just because I have a Hadron Air and it won't really accept anything else...
Anyway, I just installed everything, booted up Windows all okay and installed some drivers... probably the 4th or 5th time I booted my computer my screen suddenly froze, so I decided to just reboot my computer. I can only get it to POST occasionally, got it into BIOS once and it froze while in BIOS. Made sure everything is plugged in properly, no improper grounding or any dumb stuff like that. Error code is 00. Does this mean my motherboard is dead now? I am wary because I bought this mobo open box from newegg... But it is weird because it was working perfectly when I first booted my comp.
So I unplugged my 780 thinking that it could be my 780 and low and behold my computer booted without the 780. However, I plugged the 780 back in, thinking "no way my 780 would die out after just a couple of hours" and the computer booted once again. Is this a sign of future failures to come?
Check the asus website and make sure you have the most recent bios installed, if you don't, then install the most recent one!
Also, since you are running a larger tower cooler, make sure it's not putting to much weight on the socket and bending anything.
Also, if it's possible, since it was an open box item, did you check that all the pins in the socket were not screwed up?? There is usually a reason that it's an "open box" item, and sold for less!
I'm betting bios first, if that doesn't solve it, send it back for exchange!!!
Also, the 00 error code usually means a dead CPU, but since it's an intel chip, that actually translates into bent pin in the socket. And if there are bent pins, good luck with the RMA, newegg usually won't accept a bent pin board for RMA.Edited by Jimhans1 - 2/14/14 at 10:43pm