Originally Posted by PloniAlmoni
Well, my system, after having it with the proper voltages for a while, still is having issues booting smoothly from a cold boot. The same symptom that preceeded a bootloop last time. I can't really afford both a motherboard and used CPU, so which would you say is the culprit here, motherboard or CPU?
0. Unplug unessential USB accessories, HDDs and PCIe devices.
1. Buy a cheap Xeon E5-1603 V3 from eBay. Install this into Mobo.
2. CMOS Reset, then bootup a few times into Windows.
3. Flash newest BIOS (again, even if you have the same version).
4. Bootup, etc. into Windows, then CMOS reset again.
If you have the issue a few weeks after that (yes, use the 4C Xeon, it won't kill you), then it is the Mobo, if not, the CPU or RAM. Also you can sell the Xeon E5-1603 V3 afterwards on eBay, or keep it as a testing CPU.
CPU: i7-6950X @ 4.1Ghz (-0.08V/1.30V Adaptive = 1.22V); Cache: 3.2GHz (1.07V); VCCIN: 1.90V @ LLC 5 12hr AVX2 Stable
RAM: 64GB @ 3000MHz (14-14-12-31 1T, 1.35V) 12hr GSAT Stable
GPU: EVGA Hybrid GTX 1070 @ 2076MHz Core, 8.6GHz VRAM, Stock Voltage 24hr [email protected] Stable