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Ok so after 4 weeks finally got my Maximus Forumla III, back from RMA they replaced the board with what looks like a refurb or someone elses, I can tell by the scratches and hair that isn't mine lol...

But in any case all checked off in the test report is working with a i7 860.

I have not been able to test my chip to see if it was damaged when the board blew a trace, but it appears something is seriously wrong. The board blew a trace between DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1, this was on the backside, this arced to the RAM on DIMM_A1.

I didn't try to use that RAM (It was the only RAM on the board when it arced).

But have everything put back together now, and the Q_LED light will usually get past CPU phase in an almost instant, but nada, it hangs for about 3-4 seconds and shuts down and retries.

No Beep codes or anything, also tried with 1 stick, and 0 Sticks of RAM but it isn't even getting past CPU Boot phase, so I'm guessing the CPU has been either seriously damaged or? I didn't have a case for it when I was storing it but I surely didn't damage it putting it in on a shelf (wooden).

I can Rule the Motherboard out, I can rule the RAM out, PSU is a Corsair and from the symptoms I highly highly doubt that it is a result of, more then likely I'm thinking CPU now?

And what should I do about it? I unfortunetly don't have the orig packaging anymore as my Mother decided to "recycle" it after I left for university.

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hmmm, try a CMOS reset? I would pull the whole battery out just to be safe.

I've tried a CMOS reset via the switch and holding that down for 30 Seconds but I haven't tried a manual reset yet, which I will now, and I'll leave it out for 30 mins or so?
 

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I've tried a CMOS reset via the switch and holding that down for 30 Seconds but I haven't tried a manual reset yet, which I will now, and I'll leave it out for 30 mins or so?
30 minutes?
You mean 3 minutes.
 

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I've tried a CMOS reset via the switch and holding that down for 30 Seconds but I haven't tried a manual reset yet, which I will now, and I'll leave it out for 30 mins or so?
30min would be overkill. Just take the battery out, unplug your computer from the wall, and hold down the power button on your computer for about 10 seconds to drain any remaining charge from all the capacitors.
 

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Ok, battery was out 3 minutes drained all the caps, identical problem. No change.

And to above poster seems like a different issue, my fans shut off, entire system goes off after about 3 seconds and then restarts.
 

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And to above poster seems like a different issue, my fans shut off, entire system goes off after about 3 seconds and then restarts.

My led on board never flashes past "cpu". It starts for around 1 sec and then restart itself. I think yours is the same?

The only way I can think about is to test the cpu on another motherboard, if possible.
 

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My led on board never flashes past "cpu". It starts for around 1 sec and then restart itself. I think yours is the same?

The only way I can think about is to test the cpu on another motherboard, if possible.

I don't think any of the local shops will let me just toss my CPU into their systems, and I don't think any of them carry boards that can use a i7 860.

I mean it has to be the CPU there is no way its the board since it just came back from RMA right, and cleared another 860.
 

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I don't think any of the local shops will let me just toss my CPU into their systems, and I don't think any of them carry boards that can use a i7 860.

I mean it has to be the CPU there is no way its the board since it just came back from RMA right, and cleared another 860.

Sometimes you're just downright unlucky and get multiple DOAs
 

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I mean it has to be the CPU there is no way its the board since it just came back from RMA right, and cleared another 860.
That's right. But to be honest, I have rarely hear ppl fried their cpu nowadays, supposing you don't have a extreme OC. Cpu is always the last component I suspect. For your case, RMA it might be the only choice though... Strange and annoying problem like mine. Good luck!

Edit: why do you RMA ur motherboard? Is it the same problem?
 

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That's right. But to be honest, I have rarely hear ppl fried their cpu nowadays, supposing you don't have a extreme OC. Cpu is always the last component I suspect. For your case, RMA it might be the only choice though... Strange and annoying problem like mine. Good luck!

I know people don't usually manage to fry their CPU's but my board nearly caught on fire from the short, it was shorting out for a good 2 seconds before I managed to shut it down, it didn't do it automatically.

Reason why I'm skeptical that its the motherboard again is because of the severe shorting that was occurring that could have very well killed the CPU.

I couldn't find the specifics under any of the warranties that I saw but who do I contact about this Intel or Asus, since it was Asus that killed it, but are Intel responsible for the Warranty?

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Edit: why do you RMA ur motherboard? Is it the same problem?


Read first post, the board blew a trace and started to go berzerkoid.
 

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i had a p6t go on me last year, sent it off and gt a deluxe V back, same problem. black screen, no beep codes. so i sent the mobo,cpu,ram back for testing and it all wored fine. turned out the OCZ crap psu had killed the p6t, and when i went to use it on the deluxe it didn't have enough power to finish posting. im gunna say test the psu, then RMA the cpu.
 

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I couldn't find the specifics under any of the warranties that I saw but who do I contact about this Intel or Asus, since it was Asus that killed it, but are Intel responsible for the Warranty?

I'd try Intel first as long as your chip is not obviously burnt.
 

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i had a p6t go on me last year, sent it off and gt a deluxe V back, same problem. black screen, no beep codes. so i sent the mobo,cpu,ram back for testing and it all wored fine. turned out the OCZ crap psu had killed the p6t, and when i went to use it on the deluxe it didn't have enough power to finish posting. im gunna say test the psu, then RMA the cpu.

I do have a DELL xps downstairs with a 650W power supply so I could give that a whirl, but it is a BTX board does that matter?

I just have doubts that my super awesome amazing Corsair 850 HX (pro series) managed to go.
 

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if it shorted for a few seconds then it could be the PSU as it should have shut down strait away i belive.
 

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I do have a DELL xps downstairs with a 650W power supply so I could give that a whirl, but it is a BTX board does that matter?

I just have doubts that my super awesome amazing Corsair 850 HX (pro series) managed to go.

BTX shouldn't matter. Hope you find the problem soon!
 

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BTX shouldn't matter. Hope you find the problem soon!


Now is it safe to sort of butt the computers up beside each other without actually moving the PSU to the other machine, or should I still run a grounding wire?
 
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