Did I fry my motherboard/cooler?

Indiana

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Hi, so I'm running into a constant reboot with Windows showing: "whea uncorrectable error", this happens a few seconds of windows loading, every single time.

I've read about this error and 99% of the time apparently is a hawrdware error.

This started happening after I moved from a previous house to a new one, and putting all the components together again, which makes me think I broke something.

I have a Corsair h60 and one of the mistakes I made however when I put together the PC again was to connect the cpu fan cable (the one that comes out of the base, not the fan) to a 3 pin connector that.. made sense to also fit in a 3 pin cable :p.

This is a picture of the connector that I used: (motherboard is an Asus z97 pro)

https://gyazo.com/04e70d2c692e7145ab96e0c79411339b

So the first time I started the PC I saw an error 76 in led display, after some trial and error I realized the cooler wasn't "pumping" and I connected the 3 pin connector to a 4 pin one, and then I started hearing the pump going crazy.

So, now the issue is like I said before, Windows restarts almost instantly after it starts loading with that error, which leads me to believe I broke something, but since I have no spare parts I have no idea what could've be broken.

Any help is appreciated!.
 
I think I would first reset the bios to default.

Remove the cr2032 battery for a minute.

You can get a basic test of functionality with memtest86.
It boots from a usb drive and does not use windows.

If memtest runs ok, then look into windows issues or hard drive issues.
 

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Memtest froze after 20 mins approx, 58% first pass., no errors though.

Also, I forgot to mention, sometimes I get an error 99, which after some resets goes away randomly.
 

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