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Mainboard/PSU/Memory dead after bsod, need help!

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Hey guys,

Got a text from a buddy of mine yesterday that his PC died midgame, apparently had a bsod, error is unknown. PC restarted alright after few tries. This morning his PC died after showing an error message, no idea what it showed and he didn't make a picture or whatsoever.
I tried troubleshooting the defective parts, after few random attempts of starting the PC nothing happened. The fans are spinning (CPU & Case Fans), but it doesn't get any signal to the display.
I unloaded to the capacitors by pressing the power button for a minute. System booted to bios afterwards, at least sometimes. Everytime we switched of the power of the PSU to restart it wouldn't boot. I got it to boot once again into the bios, but it was full of artefacts. http://imgur.com/7mmqPmu
Where we are at now, I took mainboard and PSU out of the case to test the parts. Checked the CPU, seems fine to me, normal temperature. We connected the PSU to mainboard, tested the Ram in several different slots combinations. Here comes the strange part, in 2/4 the system doesn't boot, in 1/3 it doesn't boot. We tried every slot with both of the sticks, let's call the ram-sticks stick a and stick b. Starting with the 4th slot we tested both sticks, both sometimes work and the system boots into bios. Seems random if it boots or not, stick a seems to work everytime in slot 3, stick b works sometimes. Slot 2 and 1 are totally random as well. At this point there's nothing in the system besides CPU/Mainboard/PSU and ram.
We don't really know it it's faulty PSU or Mainboard at this stage of testing, but something seems very off.

So, after all the testing with his memory i swapped it out with a brand new stick of corsair lpx ram, it seemed to work at first, we tested every ram slot 5 times and all were successful starts.
After putting the system back together he got a few bsod's, i googled them and updated chipset/ethernet drivers.
It seemed pretty stable afterwards, ran AIDA64 for 10mins, no bsods whatsoever.
Left his place thinking we would have to RMA his memory, 20min later i get a call from him that his PC just shut down.

He got the bsod IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, after the PC shut down it won't boot anymore. Cpu/Systemfans are running, but it doesn't even reach the bios.

Would appreciate any help.

thanks
post #2 of 6
what os are u using ?
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms854226.aspx
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post #3 of 6
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Hes on Win10 x64.
i5 6600k
MSI z170a PC Mate
960GTX
BeQuiet! 550W PSU (dont know which one he has, but its gold rated)

I was about to install 8.1 due to thinking its software related, but the fact that its not even booting into the bios is pretty strange.
Gonna test his system tomorrow with my Corsair RMx 750.

Still would appreciate any hints or things we could try out.
If it ends up not working with my PSU tomorrow, i reckon we'll RMA the mainboard.

cheers
post #4 of 6
w10 is death trap dont use it. my friend had w10 and random BSOD after switcing to 8.1 all things worked fine, if then issues wount stop it could be bad memory controller or ram comapility issiues, update bios if u can or downgrade bios.
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Ye i'll try to get it on 8.1, its just pretty weird that it would work for a month straight and then start failing.
post #6 of 6
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Hey guys,
We just tested the system with my 100% working corsair RMx 750, it still doesn't boot. Even with my working corsair ram.
What would you suggest doing?
Can only be Mainboard/CPU now, but I lean towards the mainboard capacitors, because even after pulling the power plug the peripherals LEDs are still on for a few minutes. And the fact that it worked sometimes after unloading the system points towards capacitors as well.

Really appreciate any input.

Edit: Tested Mainboard with completely new parts, it booted to bios several times so that's not the faulty part.
Edited by barrelz - 6/7/16 at 5:56am
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