Originally Posted by Mozz13
I have reset the bios to default by clearing the cmos. Still gave me a max of 3.7ghz for on prime. I haven't add the 120mm rad yet since I thought it would be pointless if I still can't get the systems working properly. Reseated the waterblock again and checked for any excess thermal grease on the bottom of cpu or socket but they are all clean. 1 thing that just happened this morning. The nvidia display driver crashed and I haven't even use my oc profile on it yet. I did jump start the psu for testing my loop. is it possible that I broke it from that?
Your display driver crashing can mean a whole lot of things ranging from driver corruption to hardware failure, However my experience with such matters is that the windows installation is whacked. If you have another HDD you can install on that would be my first idea seeing as you not only have a cpu problem but a graphics issue now as well. Good to start off with a clean installation to test for instabilities in hardware. (80% to 90% of the time I find it's software that is the issue)Please Note:
If you install windows on another spare drive you do not have to activate the new installation
, the purpose here is to determine if you have instabilities related to your windows installation. After installing all the necessary system drivers load up CPU-Z to check your clock-speed and then Prime-95 to test for stability. As a side note I would run Mem-Test afterwards to be sure.
(Activating the new/spare installation can cause issues with your previous installation should you find out the original is not causing the problem!)