Hello again All! Its been a few weeks since I first started this thread but despite trying a bunch of different stuff and buying various used parts I am still running into the same issue!!!
However, through substitution of known working components I think I have traced the issue back to the hardware component that is at the core of the problem, but I am still not 100% sure that there is not some other very obscure specific quirky reason that I am having the results that I am. Unfortunately, contrary to my initial diagnosis and that of almost every one I talked to about the issue it is NOT the motherboard, but the CPU that is causing the boot loop/power cycle/inability to post.
Let me take a step back to hopefully make things a little clearer for anyone reading this. So up to the point of my last post I had done everything that had been suggested on top of all of the stuff I had included in my breakdown of problem. I had exhausted basically every diagnostic test I could with what I had on hand. Seeing as, every once in a while, I was able to post and even boot to windows 10 perfectly and then run for many hours with no sign of any problems I, and every thing I read, suggested that it was not the CPU but the Motherboard that was faulty. After some deliberation, and searching locally for a motherboard to support the 4790k, I finally gave in and ordered a used board(exact same board) off of ebay. Thinking that my problem would be solved, I cleaned up my bench, set everything to the side and waited for the board to arrive.
Few days later the board shows up, in its original box, clean and complete. I sit down start setting everything up and just as I am cleaning the old thermal paste off the CPU I get a sinking feeling in my gut...
'What if its not the MOBO, but its this damn chip???...No, CPU's have protections built in to shut down when in trouble and btw you were able to get it to boot and run with ZERO problems for hours...couldnt be the CPU...could it...???'
Sure enough, stick the cpu in, push the power button and..... Nothing!!!! Same power cycle attempt for the board to get going with no success!!! After double and triple checking everything I walk away discouraged... ***!!!! So it was the CPU all along!!!
After a day or two of sulking I realize that I have to, for my own since of pride and curiosity get to the bottom of this problem. As a stroke of luck that day someone listed an I3 4130 with cooler on Craigslist. It was right in my town(I live in a small town and there are like 10 repeating posts for crap in the computer parts section of Craigslist) and the price was actually very reasonable!
Long story short...LOL...I stick it in, push the power button and BOOM....Windows 10!!!! No problem, nothing wrong! I to the desktop in a matter of seconds!!!
So, not back to trying to figure this out...
How is it possible for a fried CPU to boot up and run fine for hours on end, and then a few minutes later refuse to even POST????
Is there a possibility that there are some settings in the bios that are extremely unstable with this particular chip(4790k) and that instability is causing the unwillingness to boot sometimes, while booting fine other times?
If the cpu was bad or fried wouldn't I have seen something in the test data I pulled while it was running for hours and hours?
I do not know much about analyzing the data output from HWMonitor so I am including the text files from both CPUs.
Any further help would be much appreciated!!!