Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Dead mobo/CPU... any more steps before RMA?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Dead mobo/CPU... any more steps before RMA?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Redid my liquid cooling loop, cleaned everything out, put new tubing/coolant in after cleaning all the blocks and such out.

Switch it back on running stock (wanted to test cooling before putting it back onto OC) and I'm freezing on the windows welcome screen, I've managed to log in a couple of times, but I can't tie any one thing I did to being able to log in. Safe mode loads fine, and also loads with a 4.2GHz OC.

Windows itself however... not so lucky.

Anyway, these are the steps I've taken so far:
  • Full power down
  • Cleared CMOS (this did let me get back into windows once)
  • Run diskcheck (This also allowed a single boot [was also using a single stick of RAM])
  • Taking RAM out (worked for one boot after a diskcheck)
  • loosening CPU screws (at stock the CPU didn't get above 40oC on new cooling)
  • checked all of the connections on the board, can't see anything wrong
  • Ran windows repair disk - no errors

So anyway, did a little Google search and found this issue is commonly associated with faulty hardware drivers or, in this case more likely motherboard/CPU issues.

Assuming that is true, the issue will lie with the motherboard, unfortunately, I don't know anybody else who has a quad core let alone a 1366 socket to test the CPU in.

Would I be right in assuming that the motherboard is the most likely culprit and to RMA it? Or does anybody else know of similar issues that cause these kinds of problems or anything else worth trying before I send it off?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e5645 @ 4.2Ghz P6X58D-E 5450 x2 6Gb Corsair Dominator 1600 
CoolingOSPowerCase
ALPENFOHN K2 Windows 7 Pro Antec Truepower Trio 650W Dell Optiplex 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e5645 @ 4.2Ghz P6X58D-E 5450 x2 6Gb Corsair Dominator 1600 
CoolingOSPowerCase
ALPENFOHN K2 Windows 7 Pro Antec Truepower Trio 650W Dell Optiplex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
Start your comp with a Windows disc in the optical drive and boot to it.Select lnguage and select repair windows.You have a corrupted install or bad memory as long as all your hardware specs are in line(like cpu/mem voltage and speed) and everything is getting a proper connection.
Amelia
(13 items)
 
Professional
(13 items)
 
RCPC#1
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
Other
Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H60 Windows 8N IBM 9494 19" LCD IBM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair GS500 In Win H-Frame Wolfking OCZ Behemoth 
Audio
JBL Creature 
  hide details  
Reply
Amelia
(13 items)
 
Professional
(13 items)
 
RCPC#1
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1100t MSI 890FX GD65 MSI Radeon HD5670 GSkill RipjawsX DDR3 PC3 12800 2x4GB CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Black 1TB SATA III Samsung BD Zalman 9900MAX Windows 7 64 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 22" LED Logitech Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w Fractal Design R3 
Other
Samsung 470 SSD 128GB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 960T Asus M4A88T-VEVO Asus Strix R7 370 SuperTalent Perfomance 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
GSkill Snipers Monster Daytona Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7,200 RPM 16Mb cache Memorex DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H60 Windows 8N IBM 9494 19" LCD IBM 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair GS500 In Win H-Frame Wolfking OCZ Behemoth 
Audio
JBL Creature 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
Start your comp with a Windows disc in the optical drive and boot to it.Select lnguage and select repair windows.You have a corrupted install or bad memory as long as all your hardware specs are in line(like cpu/mem voltage and speed) and everything is getting a proper connection.
That's what I thought, but the repair tool found no errors.

Edit:
trying a fresh install on another HDD

Editedit:
wow, looks like you were right (+rep), I thought this PC was a goner for sure.

Since windows seems reluctant to repair however, I might be in for the long haul starting from scratch...
Edited by Crabid - 1/18/11 at 4:08pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e5645 @ 4.2Ghz P6X58D-E 5450 x2 6Gb Corsair Dominator 1600 
CoolingOSPowerCase
ALPENFOHN K2 Windows 7 Pro Antec Truepower Trio 650W Dell Optiplex 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e5645 @ 4.2Ghz P6X58D-E 5450 x2 6Gb Corsair Dominator 1600 
CoolingOSPowerCase
ALPENFOHN K2 Windows 7 Pro Antec Truepower Trio 650W Dell Optiplex 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Found the issue:

nothing to do with the motherboard processor or RAM, its the graphics drivers for the 480, just disabled them in the BIOS in safe mode and can boot into windows NP, soon as it tries to deal with aero it fails.


That was the part I was least hoping to break, lol, no chance of an RMA on that.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e5645 @ 4.2Ghz P6X58D-E 5450 x2 6Gb Corsair Dominator 1600 
CoolingOSPowerCase
ALPENFOHN K2 Windows 7 Pro Antec Truepower Trio 650W Dell Optiplex 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e5645 @ 4.2Ghz P6X58D-E 5450 x2 6Gb Corsair Dominator 1600 
CoolingOSPowerCase
ALPENFOHN K2 Windows 7 Pro Antec Truepower Trio 650W Dell Optiplex 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Dead mobo/CPU... any more steps before RMA?