Question Cannot reinstall Windows + Constant BSOD

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I see. Since you have no other option to test your PSU to rule out, like a multimeter or spare PSU, you can take it to the nearest tech shop and let them test it using multimeter or test it on another PC. That would save you time.

Try reducing the load. You might be getting insufficient, unstable power.
Thank you for taking the time to try to help me with my issue. I appreciate it. Probably will request a replacement PSU, if my mobo or CPU needs to be exchanged, since supposedly EVGA covers those chirps.
 
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I just came across a discussion on Reddit where numerous people have had the same issue as I did with a i9 9900k. Dying while browsing the internet after two or three weeks of usage. Perhaps the issue lies there for me as well. Going to RMA it tomorrow morning. Will update the thread, if it's still open by the time I get the replacement part.
 
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I just came across a discussion on Reddit where numerous people have had the same issue as I did with a i9 9900k. Dying while browsing the internet after two or three weeks of usage. Perhaps the issue lies there for me as well. Going to RMA it tomorrow morning. Will update the thread, if it's still open by the time I get the replacement part.
Yea that's why im not recommending you for a replacement PSU. A tech should test it first on a different PC to rule out.It can also be the board and the CPU.

If the popping chirping sounds so bothering then it's a good idea to request for warranty/replacement.
 
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Update: Intel decided to refund my CPU, as they were out of stock of the 9900k. Unfortunately I bought it during a Black Friday sale, so I have been penalized around $80 + tax (price difference if I were to buy another one). Here's something interesting:

If you use the default XMP settings for your RAM in BIOS, it voids the warranty on your processor.

You have to purchase a Performance Tuning Protection Plan for $20 from Intel. Needless to say, I probably won't buy another 9900k after this. Support was very friendly and helpful, though.

If the popping chirping sounds so bothering then it's a good idea to request for warranty/replacement.
Thanks for taking the time to help troubleshoot my issue. I'm going to RMA the power supply as well, just in case.
 
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Update: Intel decided to refund my CPU, as they were out of stock of the 9900k. Unfortunately I bought it during a Black Friday sale, so I have been penalized around $80 + tax (price difference if I were to buy another one). Here's something interesting:

If you use the default XMP settings for your RAM in BIOS, it voids the warranty on your processor.

You have to purchase a Performance Tuning Protection Plan for $20 from Intel. Needless to say, I probably won't buy another 9900k after this. Support was very friendly and helpful, though.


Thanks for taking the time to help troubleshoot my issue. I'm going to RMA the power supply as well, just in case.
Awesome, hope they would agree with the PSU as well. But as i'm doing a backread, I noticed that you have a spare computer? Can you try the PSU there? Or it is the same PSU your old computer has?
 
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Awesome, hope they would agree with the PSU as well. But as i'm doing a backread, I noticed that you have a spare computer? Can you try the PSU there? Or it is the same PSU your old computer has?
Thanks! Hopefully it will work all out. It's the same PSU my old computer had.

Now I just need to figure out whether to RMA the motherboard as well (customer service told me I should - but they didn't know about the CPU RMA) or wait until I get a replacement CPU and see what happens.

A bad CPU cannot ruin a motherboard or vice versa, right?
 
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Since you've had so many issues, it couldn't hurt. Since your psu is older and chirping, I'd recommend replacing it. As far as a 20 dollar charge or they void warranty? Wow!!!!

Glad I buy AMD products. Think I'll keep up with that idea.
I was going to buy a Ryzen 3800X initially. If I knew Intel considers using XMP profiles for RAM as "against the rules", I would have went with AMD instead and save my money. I only chose Intel because I wanted 3600 Mhz RAM without any fuss (plug and play, out of the box). Oh well.
 
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Thanks! Hopefully it will work all out. It's the same PSU my old computer had.

Now I just need to figure out whether to RMA the motherboard as well (customer service told me I should - but they didn't know about the CPU RMA) or wait until I get a replacement CPU and see what happens.

A bad CPU cannot ruin a motherboard or vice versa, right?
Ah just like I thought. So it's an old PSU from your former computer. I would recommend replacing it with a new one as it's already chirping since from your former system. You said the chirping and problems originated from there. Did I get it right? Sorry my bad.

There's a high probability it's the PSU not the CPU or board but let me know how it'll end up. Fingers crossed.

Can a faulty CPU damage a board? Yes but not really, in terms of damage, a PSU can inflict damage the most . I've answered one yesterday about a thread, well he swapped a modular cables and melted his SATA cables and fried his drives. Accidental mistake.

CPU can outlast every components a computer has.. It's the last hardware to die usually unless you get a DoA or you're very unlucky. I still have Athlon II x2 255 and Pentium e5700. They're still alive and kickin while the most hardwares are all dying and dead. All in high performance mode running 24/7 for graphics business.
 
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On the warranty for xmp profiles, it looks like that's a thing. Found a Reddit thread where people were talking about that. I guess Intel is taking the stance of since the memory controller is built into the CPU, that you are essentially overclocking the CPU by using the xmp profile, and so that you should use the default 2133 MHz speed.

A lot of people basically said just do not tell them you used that setting and they should never know. So that would be my advice is don't tell them you were using that setting with the new CPU.
 
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Update for those who'll find this thread in Google search: The issue was most likely with the motherboard. I got a replacement and it had different packaging (manual in more than one language, different cardboard compartments). I initially either received an open box item or got an old stock with an outdated BIOS (did not come with a registration card, box was scuffed). When I first built my computer, Windows install would BSOD. Thought it was a bad Windows Media Creation tool install, as eventually it worked in different USB slot.

With the new motherboard, Windows installed without a problem. If you search for "MSI Forum WHEA" you will find a thread where someone had my issues for months and supposedly it's the motherboard supplying too much voltage (or too little?). The fix seems to be going into BIOS and manually changing settings. Confirmed from other Reddit threads as well.

I also got a replacement CPU, so technically that also could have had the issue. My PSU remained the same.
 

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