[SOLVED] How to fix Overheated PC???

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I think the only way to tell would be to try a different GPU...

When you got the motherboard to light up, and the fans to start spinning, did the GPU light up at all - I'm not sure if your particular model has any onboard LEDs.
Yes. It has 1 LED that will light RED when the power is not connected, and blue when it is stable. When I first built it, it was blue and the whole PC worked first click with no problems. But now when I unplug the 6+2 power cable that is supposed to be in the GPU, I get a lit-up computer, yet with a red light on the GPU. Indicating that the power is not set up, which it isn't. I then plugged the 6+2 power cable into the GPU. I tried again to start it up, and nothing turns on like it used to. I do not know what is the problem now, as the GPU LED seems to work even without power from the PSU, yet when connected to the PSU the entire system refuses to even start.
 
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It lights up, so I guess it's not dead, but perhaps the psu throws up the white flag once you plug it in.
So to be sure, you'd need to test with another gpu, or try the gpu in another system.
I tried plugging the 6pin in 1 more time to see if a miracle would happen, and actually, it lit up with blue! Then Promptly made a sparky noise and then shut off, now there is a pretty nauseating smell in the air. This is terrible. Almost certain the GPU is fried. How could it break after 6 months and not even throttle down after overheating? I cant even pay for a new one so now im out of a pc until I can rack 200 more dollars out of nowhere.
 
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Power supply's gone for sure...
No telling what else got roasted.
Hm. Is there any way to check to make sure the other components, ie GPU/CPU aren't completely screwed? I could replace the PSU relatively easy. if I tried an ohmmeter on the GPU would it show if it's okay?
 

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You could also see the components, specially the pins and circuit conections of the RAM and CPU.
If you take out the CPU or a RAM stick and you see a decolored darksish mark on the back where the pins and circuit conections are (it could be on the front too) to the motherboard are, then that will mean with an almsot 99,9%certain that part is burnned.
 
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You could also see the components, specially the pins and circuit conections of the RAM and CPU.
If you take out the CPU or a RAM stick and you see a decolored darksish mark on the back where the pins and circuit conections are (it could be on the front too) to the motherboard are, then that will mean with an almsot 99,9%certain that part is burnned.
Alright, I will definitely take a careful look when I get home. Is there any way I can check the GPU for burns and such because since the LED is still on, I'm not sure if it is broken or just the PSU broke and hates it when I plug the GPU in and takes a weird power draw or something to short the system.
 
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Okay got back and it seems like the GPU is just screwed. Not shure how its possible when it shuts itself off within too hot temps, did it melt and got to hot, screwing it up forever? Just seems insane
 

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It's probably as I mentioned earlier. The psu was not up to handling the RX 580... or there was something yet to be covered.

The reasons for the high temps were due to the poor airflow design of the Phanteks P300:
-the front panel
-the psu shroud
-high ambient temps: do you live in a warm climate?
 
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It's probably as I mentioned earlier. The psu was not up to handling the RX 580... or there was something yet to be covered.

The reasons for the high temps were due to the poor airflow design of the Phanteks P300:
-the front panel
-the psu shroud
-high ambient temps: do you live in a warm climate?
Thanks so much for the case input and sorry but just to be clear, the GPU isnt the problem?
 

Karadjgne

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Psu is the problem most likely, the gpu just a victim. That's the answer in 50% of cases with a decent 550w psu pushing a factory overclocked Rx580.

The other 50% being there's nothing intrinsically wrong with the psu, but the gpu blew of its own accord.

Regardless of outcome, the gpu is only 6 months old and I'm assuming you are original owner. Contact the place you bought it, and if that fails then contact XFX and see what your options are for a warranty RMA repair/replacement.
 
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Psu is the problem most likely, the gpu just a victim. That's the answer in 50% of cases with a decent 550w psu pushing a factory overclocked Rx580.

The other 50% being there's nothing intrinsically wrong with the psu, but the gpu blew of its own accord.

Regardless of outcome, the gpu is only 6 months old and I'm assuming you are original owner. Contact the place you bought it, and if that fails then contact XFX and see what your options are for a warranty RMA repair/replacement.
So should I order a new PSU, and if it's fixed then spectacular, but if the PSU was fine can I just send it back and try a new GPU? I'm not sure if the XFX warranty covers this as it has overheated a few times but I'm not sure if that's a manufacturing defect and it's not dissipating heat fast enough or what.
 
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You could also see the components, specially the pins and circuit conections of the RAM and CPU.
If you take out the CPU or a RAM stick and you see a decolored darksish mark on the back where the pins and circuit conections are (it could be on the front too) to the motherboard are, then that will mean with an almsot 99,9%certain that part is burnned.
Amazing news. Got a ghetto old GPU like realllly old, and then found some random cord that was actually able to connect to said ghetto GPU, and convert to HDMI, and was able to display that CMOS was cleared! so It is a GPU issue and I actually filed a report with XFX so thank you everyone for suggestions and Ill just pick whoever seems to have the best answer.
 
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