So it's saturday afternoon and I decide to get off my butt and try the new thermal paste on my processor/heatsink. Everything goes fine, at least I think so....
So now it is sat evening, and I was doing some cleanup on my machine. I discovered a nasty little group of 5 DSO exploits that would show back up after boot up.
They all ended with "1004!=W=3" minus the quotes. After the second removal of them, I went to restart. Restart took foooooorever :amazed: , but finally went. Next thing ya know, the bios keeps rebooting over and over so I turned the computer off. Now the bios won't even boot.
So things are ugly now. My mobo(msi k8n) has a group of 4 lights on this little usb connector plate that are for diagnosing problems. It hangs/gets stuck on "Testing base and extended memory".
I've cleared the CMOS, nothing changes. It only beeps once when I try to boot, which MSI says is a DRAM error. I have no clue what a DRAM error is.... Maybe my RAM smoked? I have dual 512 corsair 3200 XMS low latency.
Does anyone have a clue what is occuring? The only reason I think it could be a processor failure is because I messed with the processor earlier that day, but my temps were mid 30's??? I thought maybe I put on too much thermal paste or something, I don't know. Help!!!!