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There are unfortunately many possibilities.
  • Have you checked the immediate vicinity of the motherboard for any loose screws or other objects? Sometimes those can cause a short and the motherboard is just powering itself down to save itself from any damage.
  • Have you also tried all 4 DIMM slots? One possibility is that one of the DIMM slots is bad.
  • Get some air cans or a Data Vac and blow out the dust. Sometimes dust can cause a short too. Blow especially around the DIMM slots and CPU socket.
  • Do you have a spare power supply? It could be the power supply that has gone bad (they often do).
  • Try booting without any hard drives and SSDs or M.2 drives. Remove any PCIe drives too.


Worse case situation, the surge somehow damaged the memory controller on the CPU and maybe even the motherboard too. Unfortunately, you would have to RMA both if that happened. You should be under warranty for both though, luckily, and depending on the age of the power supply, the PSU too. When you get replacements, I'd test the RAM (HCI MemTest or Google StressAppTest).

One thing I would advise is getting a surge protector that combines with an uninterruptible power supply. I bought one on sale during the Holidays from CyberPower. They aren't the cheapest, but factoring in that a sudden shutdown can fry everything (especially if the SSDs are writing, even tantalum power loss capacitors might not be able to save the SSD), and they seem like a good investment. That was factoring in that I have an X99, a 5960X, 2 GPUs in Crossfire, and several terabytes worth of SSDs in my case. You could always get a cheaper unit if you needed to. You will have to get a new lead acid battery every couple of years. The advantage is that it offers some surge protection and you can shut down the PC in the event of an outage.

Thanks for the info. I've gone through most of that list, and I'm bread boarded so really it's down to the motherboard, cpu, and psu. The PSU is definitely past warranty, but i should be able to rma the other 2. I'm going to take my stuff in to my local computer shop and see if they can just test the parts individually to see what still works, and what doesnt.
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Excellent suggestion CrazyElf. I live in a 78 year old house and power outages happen as well as thunderstorms. We bought some cheap $90 UPS's and they worked fine for a while, then mine bulged out in the sides and started spitting out sparks. The computer survived just fine.

So I bought a $150 UPS and it has been doing a great job for 5-6 years now.

How much did that motherboard cost?

If you are referring to me, the motherboard was cheap lol, $100.
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I was just trying to say that a UPS is cheap insurance plus that screen tells you the current draw from the wall quite nicely.
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I was just trying to say that a UPS is cheap insurance plus that screen tells you the current draw from the wall quite nicely.

Yea, it's probably a good investment.
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Excellent suggestion CrazyElf. I live in a 78 year old house and power outages happen as well as thunderstorms. We bought some cheap $90 UPS's and they worked fine for a while, then mine bulged out in the sides and started spitting out sparks. The computer survived just fine.

So I bought a $150 UPS and it has been doing a great job for 5-6 years now.

How much did that motherboard cost?

Have you tested your UPS lately? Maybe batteries are different now, but that 5-6 years is stretching it for mine. With the computer Shutdown and off at the power supply, I'll pull the plug on the UPS and sometimes plug in a charger or something to create a little load. The beeping can be a little annoying. I had one fail during a brown out because of the battery.
post #15 of 23
We had another power outage last week and it worked fine. The battery is getting a little weak as it only had enough power for 15 minutes of operation, but that is plenty of time to shut it down. Also the battery in this one is removable so when it gets old and weak enough it can be replaced.
post #16 of 23
Replaced my batteries a few times now. Probably had the one unit for about 15 years. Went thru a rough patch here for quite a while where the UPS was boosting power when there was power. High winds and rain - it was safer just to leave things off.
post #17 of 23
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So i got the results from the shop... motherboard was bricked. I'm going to send it into Asus, and follow through with buying a new motherboard as well.

Any recommendations? I haven't been keeping up that much with which motherboards have been performing best/getting updates etc.
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So i got the results from the shop... motherboard was bricked. I'm going to send it into Asus, and follow through with buying a new motherboard as well.

Any recommendations? I haven't been keeping up that much with which motherboards have been performing best/getting updates etc.

ASRock X370 Taichi
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ASRock X370 Taichi

I was lookin at this, pretty steep price here in Canada at $300... but it is a nice board
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Have you taken a look at the asrock 350 boards? Just as solid as the 370's, but not with all the extra's.
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