Question Computer freezing and now won’t post.

Saxon_2

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Hello

I5 6600k
Z170a
16gb lpx Corsair vengeance
Seasonic gold 750w
2x Asus 760 GTx

Bought a new mobo as my old one died. Computer would boot and was fine when I installed this new board... however after a few hours it froze up.rebooted and it continued to freeze upon logging in. I removed both gpu and computer then worked fine. Put gpu into first slot and issue came back; put the gpu into second slot, issue disappeared.

Began to run the system with one gpu and again after a few hours, began to freeze. Removed the gpu from the bottom and it worked fine for a bit (no gpu at all) and again few hours in began to freeze. Ran Windows memory test with 0 errors. Also tested both sticks of memory and the same issues were occurring. Last time computer froze I rebooted and at this point it won’t even post. Everything runs, fans etc but no post or anything and a solid red light on dram.

Could this be another mobo issue? I had bought a used one. Or could this be a cpu issue now? My understanding was if it didn’t pass post, it was usually a cpu issue.

Just to note, all I was doing during this time was organizing music so nothing cpu/ gpu heavy.

any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thank you
 
check the temperature of your CPU and GPUs

Reset the BIOS by jumper clrCMOS or JBAT or similar (eventually you will have to set the bios priority correctly after that)

update the BIOS of the motherboard within the BIOS

run userbenchmark.com and post the http link of your result, e.g. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/28977730

check windows integrity
open the command prompt as administrator and type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-an-elevated-command-prompt-2618088
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/system-file-check-sfc-scan-and-repair-system-files/bc609315-da1f-4775-812c-695b60477a93

clean boot
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

check the memory by running memtest.org usb autoinstaller (bootable USB flash drive)

check the hard drive for errors with its manufacturer´s tool

check the CPU socket of the motherboard for bent pins
 

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