Originally Posted by Scorpii;12726213
The fact that your PC was okay after shutting down and restarting until you started changing BIOS settings seems like it wasn't the failed fan's fault...
To be honest, with the auto-shutdown features and protection I seriously doubt the fan failing killed your whole PC. CPUs are designed to be able to tolerate (for short amounts of time) temperatures above the TJ max, but the thermal shutoff point is set below this for obvious reasons. In any case, if it overheats and shuts down, it shouldn't permanently damage it.
Thats why I'm so gdamn confused its just been going down hill. Its detecting RAM... no one is answering the 3 threads I have up re: it I get more useful posts in this one because its made far more obvious that nothing should have been damaged, its not like this happened overnight it was maybe over 10 minutes and the idle clocks caught up to it, and it spiked into a TJ max
the CPU was running fine, everything was fine.
This is after the overheating, so I shut down and loaded up default bio's settings and it completely freaks out and doesn't boot up, so I play musical chairs with the RAM sticks and now it won't post...
I just don't get how it was running fine while it was Overclocked, and now that I brought the clocks and everything to default it won't even give me an error message... just from downloading it to Default?!?!
At any rate though the fan is still was what caused this to begin with, do I think its responsible for the rest no, something else is amiss here.
took a picture with my Phone of the short.
occurred in a couple of places oddly enough circled in red is where I noticed significant heat damage/melted solder that shouldn't be there...