So, I'm working on a computer that I think got hit by lightning.
So here's the story.
When I first got the computer to work on, it wouldn't even turn on. I tried a working power supply still with no luck. I replaced the motherboard and used the working power supply (other one wouldn't work) and the computer ran, but the video card, power switch, and CPU fan were all bad. So, I replaced them all.
Now, I have a new motherboard, good power supply, new case with power switch, new video card, and a new heatsink & fan. All are working now. I started reinstalling Windows and the computer kept freezing up during the GUI screen where there is a list on the left and it says there's roughly 35 minutes remaining. It always freezes in that one spot.
I took out the RAM and replaced them with a working stick of RAM. It would still freeze up in this same spot. I'm thinking the CPU is bad as well. It got very hot and at one time the BIOS said it was 106° C. I don't know if it was right or not because that's hotter than ****! I'm working with an AMD socket A.
How can I figure out if this problem is in fact the CPU? I can get a new Socket A for like $40 on Newegg, so it might be worth a shot. I might also need to replace the RAM.
Can I take the HDD out, make it my slave drive, stick it in my computer, and run a test on it to make sure it's ok?
CPU: Intel i7 2600k @ 4.4 GHz
Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
GPU: EVGA 560 Ti
HDD: Cruicial M4 SSD 128 GB
HDD 2: WD VelociRaptor 300 GB
PSU: Corsair TX650w
Case: Corsair 600T Graphite Series