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Old 07-19-2010, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
Sean W.
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Default i broke my computer

hey guys,

just so we start on the right foot, im on my old computer right now because my sig rig is indeed broken.

i saw this experiment someone did with their H50 where they put the radiator in a bucket of ice water and i thought it would be a good idea to do it.

so i did.......

everything was going great, i had a idle temp of 10 and a max load temp of 23. then i overclocked my 965 to 4ghz @ 1.55 voltage, it booted and passed a LinX test so i was like, lets try to go higher!

so i tried 4.2ghz @ 1.587, this is where i ran into a problem, i couldn't get it to boot, so i figured oh well, it wont go that high, so i went back down to 4ghz, wouldn't boot, went down to 3.8, wouldn't boot, went to stock 3.6(?) wouldn't boot.

so i said fine, i went to start up repair thinking nothing of it and it still wouldn't boot.

went into the bios to check if i missed anything - nope, tried to start, wouldn't boot.

so i said fine, maybe i kinda did something seriously bad, i thought maybe i fried my processor - nooooo, cause its getting to the starting windows screen but crashes after that, so its not the processor...

so i booted to ubuntu and everything checked out fine...

hmmmm... so i tried repairing the operating system with the windows CD, went through the procedure, wouldn't boot.

so i ran a whole bunch of tests from the bios, everything checked out okay, mobo, ram, cpu, hard drive, disk drive, everything passed the tests.

only thing i didn't try was reinstalling windows, but i don't want to do that because i have over 400 gigs of movies and TV shoes... so i packed everything up, plugged in this old computer and im calling it a night....

any suggestions?
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
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