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Old 09-27-2019, 09:09 PM   #1
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So last week my computer wouldn't POST. I didn't have a power supply strong enough to test it, so I ended up buying an 860W corsair today. It still won't fire up. I put the PSU in an older computer, and the old CPU powers up just fine.

I have tried to fire it up with each memory stick
i have removed all drives and all devices
i have removed the video card and tried to boot with onboard
i have cleared the CMOS
i have removed the coin battery
all the caps look fine and not bulged

so im thinking either the motherboard or the chip.

i7 2600K (was overclocked to 4.6GHz almost all of its life and ran below 50c)
asus P8z68V motherboard
32GB DDR3
Geforce GTX 980 4GB

my spare computer im using now is an optiplex 780, so its too small for this monstrous video card. Probably a good thing, since a GTX 980 would be such a drag on a C2D 3GHz.

since I can't afford to build a new system, would it be better to take a chance on replacing the motherboard for now, or would it be better to just start saving?
....or is there something I'm forgetting?
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:54 AM   #2
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You didn't mention its age. If on the old side, then start saving.
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You didn't mention its age. If on the old side, then start saving.
I built it in 2011 or 2012. I know motherboards tend to go out before the processor... but since it spent most of its life overclocked, Iím a little Leary about spending another 100 bucks on a replacement board..... and then finding out the chip died. It never ran hot or anything.

I just really canít afford to buy a new motherboard plus chip (even AMD) plus ram right now or in the near future.
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It's too bad you couldn't use someone else's PSU. That money could have gone into your "new computer fund".
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It's too bad you couldn't use someone else's PSU. That money could have gone into your "new computer fund".
Youíre telling me lol.

Iím starting to think itís the board. I swung by frys and got a motherboard speaker and a cr2032 cmos battery. Iím getting no beeps, with or without memory.
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Well, I ended up finding a deal on eBay for a motherboard like mine for 75 bucks. It even comes with an i5 2500k. So I took it... if my current i7 chip is good, I can use it in the new board, buy a cheap sandy bridge board and sell a working system and recoup the entire cost, if not more.

If itís not, then at least I have a working rig again to hold me over until I can build a new system.
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Remember the Windows license is tied to the MOBO. You can still authenticate, but you're probably going to have to call Microsoft.
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Remember the Windows license is tied to the MOBO. You can still authenticate, but you're probably going to have to call Microsoft.
yeah, I had to call MS.

Great news, it was just the motherboard that died. The i7 is still fine. Which is a GREAT thing, I did NOT want to be stuck with an i5.

I'm not liking the temps I'm getting to burn in the thermal paste... but I do know it runs hot during this period, then it drops a few degrees. Prime 95 max heat and CPU stress at stock speeds all cores are around 64c.

it idles around 33c though!
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I7 2600k is still a nice CPU and after all it's 4c/8t. You also have a nice older GPU still very viable for 1080p gaming. You did well by getting a replacement mobo
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I7 2600k is still a nice CPU and after all it's 4c/8t. You also have a nice older GPU still very viable for 1080p gaming. You did well by getting a replacement mobo
it'll hold me over until I'm able to afford an upgrade to a 9700K or 9900K with an RTX 2080. I somehow don't think the 2600k could do 144hz lol
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Maybe a Ryzen???
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it'll hold me over until I'm able to afford an upgrade to a 9700K or 9900K with an RTX 2080. I somehow don't think the 2600k could do 144hz lol
Well technically it can but with the GPU you would need to have 144htz sustained would be diminishing returns in the games that take advantage of >8 threads. I get 144 sustained easily on a $200.00 R5 3600 GTX 1080ti so you actually don't need a 9700k/9900k. Even a $120.00 2600x will do it. Though, if you're set on a 2080 + 9700-9900k would be ideal for very high end maximizing IPC to it's fullest. Thing is though, at or past 1440p (I use a 1440p 144htz display) Intel IPC advantages are all but nullified as you will be mostly GPU bound at these resolutions.
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Corday, as impressive as the Ryzen chip is...I'm just not an AMD fan. I was considering it until I popped my i7 into the new board and it was still alive. Since I have time to save now, my next rig will be Intel.

I have a Skylake motherboard sitting in a project case I never finished, but I don't see the point of building a 6700K system at this point, unless I can find cheap used parts.

I'm not dead set on the 9 series chips; I just figure if I went the best possible now, I would be future proof just as long as I was with this 2600K. Since I don't plan to game at 4K (I have a 4K TV that I hooked this computer up to and messed with)... I didn't notice much of a difference. So at this point I don't think 4K gaming nor it's expensive price tag is worth it...

I'm about to start a second job again, mostly to pay off some debt, but once that debt is cleared, I might as well save and use the extra income to build an amazingly powerful system. So we'll see what I end up doing in the future.....
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