Question BSoD Loop So Bad, Can't Even Move Around In BIOS

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Running Memtest86 right now, I have not been even able to start the tests. I made it to the Config/Exit screen once and it froze there. Now it just freezes on the the testing multiprocessor support. I'm not sure if this freezing issue is indicative of a RAM problem. I'm getting very annoyed by this. It also turns out I didn't have an extra 1151 socket motherboard like I had thought, only have 1150 boards. Really sucks, going to look into RMA'ing the board even though it might not be the problem. I believe I might just be within the 3-year window.
I'm out of warranty by only a few months. Shoot, really hoping I can narrow this down so I'm not just blindly purchasing new parts.
 

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There is only one way I know of to narrow things down, and that's using the bench testing methodology I posted a link to earlier. Aside from that, there is really no way to "test" a motherboard. Eliminate everything else and if all that's left is the motherboard, then that is likely the problem.
 

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There is only one way I know of to narrow things down, and that's using the bench testing methodology I posted a link to earlier. Aside from that, there is really no way to "test" a motherboard. Eliminate everything else and if all that's left is the motherboard, then that is likely the problem.
Just purchased a new motherboard from Amazon, hopefully that's the issue. If it's not the motherboard I can at least return it since Amazon has great return policies and then figure out whether it's the CPU, PSU, or RAM. I still doubt it's the RAM, because I swapped with good sticks and it still had freezes/BSODs.
 

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There is only one way I know of to narrow things down, and that's using the bench testing methodology I posted a link to earlier. Aside from that, there is really no way to "test" a motherboard. Eliminate everything else and if all that's left is the motherboard, then that is likely the problem.
Alright, I have taken my motherboard out of my case with only 1 stick of RAM and the boot drive attached. I am still receiving blue screen errors. My CPU is still in warranty so if my new Mobo comes in and it's still not the solution, at least I can get my CPU serviced. Maybe this benchmark conclusion can help you understand it better.
 

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The chances of a faulty CPU are about 1 in 5000. CPUs simply don't fail unless they've been excessively overclocked, not provided sufficient cooling, dropped on a very hard surface from a significant distance or shorted out because something ELSE was screwed up (Or grid surge).

The chances of one that was functional, just suddenly becoming not-functional, are basically almost zero, if not zero. CPUs rarely fail unless you do something to make them fail.

You have never mentioned what the model of your power supply is OR how long it has been in service, and that's likely something that could be very relevant.
 

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The chances of a faulty CPU are about 1 in 5000. CPUs simply don't fail unless they've been excessively overclocked, not provided sufficient cooling, dropped on a very hard surface from a significant distance or shorted out because something ELSE was screwed up (Or grid surge).

The chances of one that was functional, just suddenly becoming not-functional, are basically almost zero, if not zero. CPUs rarely fail unless you do something to make them fail.

You have never mentioned what the model of your power supply is OR how long it has been in service, and that's likely something that could be very relevant.
EVGA 650w 100-N1-0650-L1 is my power supply and it's been in service just as long as the other parts, about 3 years. That's probably something I'll test tomorrow, I had just figured that if a power supply was bad the PC wouldn't even turn on. But after reading some more I can see that that is not always the case. I also saw what you mentioned about the CPU, yeah very rare that it would fail. If it turns out to be the power supply, I'll just cancel the motherboard order.
 
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Replace that power supply, whatever you do. The EVGA N1 units are among some of the worst possible units you could get from any well known brand. They are literally as bad, or worse, than the old Corsair CX units used to be. I would not even bat an eye if the PSU turned out to be the problem in this case.

It wouldn't hurt you at all to read this:

 

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Replace that power supply, whatever you do. The EVGA N1 units are among some of the worst possible units you could get from any well known brand. They are literally as bad, or worse, than the old Corsair CX units used to be. I would not even bat an eye if the PSU turned out to be the problem in this case.

It wouldn't hurt you at all to read this:

Got my new power supply in today. That was not the issue. Still having the same problems, getting my motherboard in a few days. Will test if it’s that.
 

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Got my new power supply in today. That was not the issue. Still having the same problems, getting my motherboard in a few days. Will test if it’s that.
Not the motherboard either, what the actual <Mod Edit> is going on here. I’ve put in new RAM sticks, I’ve tried a new PSU, I’ve tried a new motherboard, my SSD is perfectly fine, only things I haven’t tried is a new CPU and GPU. This so annoying
 
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Not the motherboard either, what the actual <Mod Edit> is going on here. I’ve put in new RAM sticks, I’ve tried a new PSU, I’ve tried a new motherboard, my SSD is perfectly fine, only things I haven’t tried is a new CPU and GPU. This so annoying
Just tried a new GPU, nothing. This leads me to believe I am the 1 in 5000 case that my CPU is busted.
 
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Yes, it could happen. But like I said, it's usually due to to something we've done to ourselves. It's so rare for a CPU to "just fail" that it's "almost" non-existent. But if you've eliminated everything else, then whatever is left, however improbable, has to be the problem.
 

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Don't expect to hear bad from me soon though, even if you reply. I just got my second Pfizer shot and I'm in fairly bad shape at the moment. I'll get back with you though when I am able.
Hi! It's been awhile since my last post. Just wanted to update this thread and say that I was talking to Intel and getting my CPU's warranty setup and the CPU arrived today. They replaced my i7-8700k with an i7-9700k and it works like a charm! It indeed was the CPU although it was still a very rare incidence I'm glad to finally have solved this issue.
 

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I'm glad you GOT it solved. Nice. Happy to hear it. Honestly. So rare for a CPU to actually "fail" and the fact that Intel did you "right" is a damn good thing. Best of luck to you going forward ryangratzer.

In the future though, don't select your own post as the "best answer" as it is explicitly against the forum rules, even when it IS actually the best answer. Anyhow, good luck to you.
 

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