- 1 month ago
So, I have a build with a GTX 1070 TI, Ryzen 5 1600, a Tomahawk B350, 16 GB of ram, aaaand that should be everything pertinent.
I got a new CPU for Christmas; a Ryzen 5 3600. Upon removing the CPU and installing the new one, the PC wouldn't start. The MOBO showed a red light next to the CPU text, indicating that the CPU isn't working. Nothing shows on the screen or anything else, so the boot won't continue because the CPU is bad. Makes sense. So, I put my old CPU back in (the Ryzen 5 1600) and now it can't even get to the Windows splash without overheating and forcing an emergency powerdown. Upon taking the CPU back out, I almost dropped it because of the heat. Do you have any ideas? I'm thinking it MIGHT be that the CPU socket is zapped and I need a new Mobo, but I'm not sure.
Thanks in advance!