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  1.    13 Mar 2016 #11
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    OP please let us know how the replacement CPU goes.
    I have a pretty much exact setup to you and this problem has been going on since January for me.

    I found that bumping up the DRAM voltage to 1.28 with this Memory helped minimize the crashes. I rarely get them now, but they still come around once in a while.
    I would love to know if a CPU replacement fixed this for you as I'm hesitant to send mine in without knowing for sure that's the problem.
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  2.    14 Mar 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFAR View Post
    OP please let us know how the replacement CPU goes.
    I have a pretty much exact setup to you and this problem has been going on since January for me.

    I found that bumping up the DRAM voltage to 1.28 with this Memory helped minimize the crashes. I rarely get them now, but they still come around once in a while.
    I would love to know if a CPU replacement fixed this for you as I'm hesitant to send mine in without knowing for sure that's the problem.
    New CPU arrives tomorrow, fingers crossed. What really has be baffled is that the system was always stable and then all of a sudden it was unusable and wouldn't boot, very strange. I removed the old CPU this morning as I was using it on a single core over the weekend (Ran all weekend on 1 core and not a mute out of it). Checked the bottom and there's either a burn or bit of corrosion on it.

    Here's the image :



    I'd need a magnifying glass to know for sure. It didn't wipe off anyway , I knew the old CPU was being collected for return so I didn't have time to look much further.

    I've updated my bios and I'll be sure to keep a close eye on everything when the new CPU goes in. If indeed the new CPU fixes the problem then I fear it may well happen again. The CPU is normally the last thing you would expect to fail, this is my first in many years of building. Somethings not right but I've no idea what.
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  3.    18 Mar 2016 #13
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    To keep the thread updated, as I know how frustrating it is the find a thread via google etc that dies off without a conclusion (You won't get that with me).

    I'm extremely unlucky as far as I can tell. The replacement board had 2 pins missing, right about in the area of the burn/corrosion marks as pictured above. I now have a 3rd board. I actually videoed removing the board from the packaging and getting a good close up of the pins. Not that I expect a problem, in fact Amazon have been fantastic in regards to returns. I'm just glad I didn't risk the new 6700k into the board with the missing pins or I'd most likely be back to square one. (Glad I spotted them also)

    Tomorrow I have some nice braided cables arriving for the PSU, so going to install those along with the new board/CPU all in one go. Fingers crossed on my return I'll have good news
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  4.    19 Mar 2016 #14
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    CPU confirmed!! All working as it should (I think)
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  5.    26 Mar 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    CPU confirmed!! All working as it should (I think)
    Good stuff.
    I'll definitely start putting a case in returning mine to sort the issue out
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