Question CPU on MSI z170a PC Mate bricked?

Dec 1, 2019
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My pc can't play pretty much any game for any time. After 5 minutes or so, it just crashes.

Afterward, the CPU debug led flashes on and off for a while until the pc reboots, at which point the DRAM light is steady on for a second or so. About 7 months back I had an overheating issue because the main fan was busted, and am thinking that could have fried the CPU.

Need help identifying exactly what is going wrong.

MSI z170a PC Mate
i5-6600k quadcore @3.5 GHz
16 GB DDR4
Corsair ZX750
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
 

boju

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Cpu will usually throttle/ shut-off before severe damage is done. It's possible there are bent cpu socket pins after fixing your cooler issue. Also possible ram is faulty.

How many ram sticks do you have and which slots are used? Reseat ram. If have multiple ram, try each separately in the 2nd slot from cpu.
 

atljsf

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a fried cpu just stops working, not giving you anything more, at all, 7 months after, i would rule out a dead cpu definitively

the problems you mention point to motherboard, psu or ram problems, not cpu

my guess is motherboard, but to discard, try to find another psu to discard the psu, also try with different ram, if nothing helps, i would blame motherboard
 
Dec 1, 2019
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Cpu will usually throttle/ shut-off before severe damage is done. It's possible there are bent cpu socket pins after fixing your cooler issue. Also possible ram is faulty.

How many ram sticks do you have and which slots are used? Reseat ram. If have multiple ram, try each separately in the 2nd slot from cpu.
I have 4 sticks, one in each slot, should I try each one at a time in each slot?
 
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