Yeah that seems plausible. I did have the new board out of the case and booting normally, with just the CPU, but haven't tried it outside the case with all peripherals. Perhaps this is a good excuse to just buy a new case--I'm running a heavily modded Antec 300 from, I dunno, 2007?
Just as an update to this--I was finally able to replace the motherboard and all is well in the world. Computer posts no problem. So, the last one must have shorted out or been stressed in some unknown way. C'est la vie. Thanks again to everyone for your helpful troubleshooting advice.
Thanks all. I reseated the CPU per your advice, no luck, and tried cold-starting the mobo with a screwdriver, in case the power switch was on the fritz. No luck with anything--still just power cycling. I'll try the different RAM in different slots thing again (tried once, but there are more...
Just tried this, no luck. Good tip though.
Not a bad shout, though I'm not sure there's anything particularly cheap that's compatible w/ X99 (could be wrong though, as it has been a few years since I thought about this stuff). And unfortunately I'm about 5 months past warranty, though I might...
Thanks all. Took advantage of a sick day to take the recommended steps and I'm thinking it's probably the mobo. Here's what I did:
Removed & reseated CMOS battery
Tried a different PSU
Disconnected GPU, HDDs, and all peripherals, one by one
Removed all but 1 stick of RAM
Removed the mobo from...
Hello! My beloved PC (specs in sig) is facing some existential issues and I'm concerned--any help is appreciated. Recently, I gently moved the case about 6 feet along a carpet to accommodate a guest, then left for a long weekend on some much needed R&R. The computer lives in my basement, which...
Update: it has been resolved! Whatever fried the Seasonic also compromised one of the cables, which was preventing the system from booting up. Lesson learned: always replace all of your cables when you replace the PSU.
Hello -- having just returned from 2 weeks away, I was alarmed when my build wouldn't boot upon my return. Nothing at all when I push the power button--no fans, beeps, nothing.
I removed the PSU (1 year old Seasonic SS-660XP) and it failed the paperclip test; I figured the unit went bad or...
OK, last and hopefully final update on this: I believe I have it working stably at the settings described above. OC'ing w/ the base clock and not the multiplier was definitely the key - keeping everything else constant and changing to a multiplier OC results in near-immediate instability while...
Trying again w/ the following
vCore -- 1.3v
input -- 1.93v
system agent offset -- .1 volts
cpu integrated faults VR -- disabled
cpu integrated faults VR efficiency -- disabled
Currently shooting for 4225 mhz
base clock - 132
multiplier - 32
I realized during my last run that the cache may...