- 26 months ago
Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.1 CFM CPU Cooler MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Toshiba - P300 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Mini Video Card Corsair - 100R Silent ATX Mid Tower Case Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter
I built this PC yesterday, after installing everything and making sure everything was plugged in correctly I powered the system on, got into my BIOS, set the RAM speed to 3200, then put my windows install USB in, entered the product key, finished installing windows and then about 5 or 10 minutes after windows had finished installing the system powered off without any warning.
I tried to turn it back on, but it wouldn't power on straight away it would take about 3 minutes before it would turn back on, at which point it lasts about 45 to 90 seconds before doing the same thing.
I noticed right when it cuts power the EZ Debugger LED for the CPU indicating a cpu fail lights up, could this be because the heat sink is not seated properly, and if so could this have damaged my CPU considering it took 15 - 20 minutes before it failed the first time, and now it takes so much less time?
We did have a lot of trouble trying to get it seated properly, it took 5 plus tries before we got it feeling solidly connected.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I am confused as to whether this could be a simple re-seat the heat sink, or whether the PSU or Motherboard could be faulty?