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The cooler was a total pain, it's a really good cooler. But man it was a pain. Also I think your right everything works but the cpu and I get the replacement tomorrow so I'll know for certain it I messed something up or if it was just the cpu.
Yeah, I'm thinking dead chip actually.
Or that cooler isn't making contact at all, which I doubt, it looks snug there.
For info...
The cpu led, at least on my Asus Intel board, will light up once the cpu reaches throttle temp 100c.

Feel for you, very frustrating.
 
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Yeah, I'm thinking dead chip actually.
Or that cooler isn't making contact at all, which I doubt, it looks snug there.
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The cpu led, at least on my Asus Intel board, will light up once the cpu reaches throttle temp 100c.

Feel for you, very frustrating.
Yeah the cooler is in there as snug as I can get it, if it's not the cpu I really have no idea what could be causing the problem. Because everything else works.

Also the cpu has no temp gain which us why I'm so confidently saying its just not turning on
 
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Yeah the cooler is in there as snug as I can get it, if it's not the cpu I really have no idea what could be causing the problem. Because everything else works.
If you pull the cpu out, and the board does the exact same thing, call it a dead cpu. The board supports it right from the box, not even a flash should be needed.

For the heck of, while waiting, try the 4 pin eps with the 8 pin. Easy enough, worth a shot. Maybe the 8 pin isn't making good contact, looks like the wires a stretched a bit.
 
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If you pull the cpu out, and the board does the exact same thing, call it a dead cpu. The board supports it right from the box, not even a flash should be needed.

For the heck of, while waiting, try the 4 pin eps with the 8 pin. Easy enough, worth a shot. Maybe the 8 pin isn't making good contact, looks like the wires a stretched a bit.
I'll try try that once Thanksgiving is over, thanks for the idea
 
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I hope the new chip takes care of it but if not, has to be a board problem of some kind going on.
 
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Try booting the PC without any RAM installed and see if it gets stuck on RAM or CPU?

Sometimes if the RAM has compatibility issues with the CPU the CPU light stays on instead of the RAM light.

I know this because my board has done this twice now when I installed even a single DIMM of RAM that the CPU did not like.

If you have another brand single stick of RAM also try that.
 
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did you plugged the cpu fan cable?
 

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Yeah it's a damaged motherboard just tried the replacement and still having the same issue

This is the exact reason I wrote this...

 
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This is the exact reason I wrote this...

Hey mate maybe I didn't do that because its a holiday week and getting that checked takes money. If your not going to offer advice beyond spend more money keep it to yourself.
 
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Yeah it's a damaged motherboard just tried the replacement and still having the same issue
I’d still try to breadboard it, as others suggested. I’ve had all sorts of issues that were solved by simply reinstalling the board.

Remove it from the case, only install necessary components, and see if it boots.
 
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Well don't reinstall it thats alot of effort, pull it, stick it on a carboard box and test it open air style.
 
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Right; to be sure I meant test outside of the case. The motherboard box is a sufficient test bench.
 
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Yeah that'd what I'm gonna do, take everything out and only install the essentials
 
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You cannot trust the motherboard box. Use an unfinished wood bread/cutting board, or a large piece of plain, brown cardboard.

The problem with motherboard boxes (graphics card boxes too) is no telling what metals (including lead) and other conductive ingredients/materials may be in the inks used to print the graphics on those motherboard boxes. So best not to take any chances.

If the inside of the motherboard box is plain white, you can use that - but a large flat piece of plain brown cardboard, or unfinished (no paint or stain) wood is better.

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Edit add: I see a reply to above was deleted. I am assuming it was thought to be of low quality as it may have appeared to make light of my comment about motherboard boxes.

To clarify further, below was my reply.

Sadly it is true. Well, not the boxes themselves, but the inks used to print the graphics on them.

With voltages running through motherboard circuits being of such tiny potentials, it only takes very little getting drawn off through a parallel circuit established by a couple lead points on the powered motherboard, making contact with the graphics inks. This can influence that circuit, one way or another.

And for higher potentials (such as found in a defective PSU) it can, in extreme cases, lead to a hair raising shock, smoke, fire or worse!

So, like I said, best not to take any chances.
 
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You cannot trust the motherboard box. Use an unfinished wood bread/cutting board, or a large piece of plain, brown cardboard.

The problem with motherboard boxes (graphics card boxes too) is no telling what metals (including lead) and other conductive ingredients/materials may be in the inks used to print the graphics on those motherboard boxes. So best not to take any chances.

If the inside of the motherboard box is plain white, you can use that - but a large flat piece of plain brown cardboard, or unfinished (no paint or stain) wood is better.

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Edit add: I see a reply to above was deleted. I am assuming it was thought to be of low quality as it may have appeared to make light of my comment about motherboard boxes.

To clarify further, below was my reply.

Sadly it is true. Well, not the boxes themselves, but the inks used to print the graphics on them.

With voltages running through motherboard circuits being of such tiny potentials, it only takes very little getting drawn off through a parallel circuit established by a couple lead points on the powered motherboard, making contact with the graphics inks. This can influence that circuit, one way or another.

And for higher potentials (such as found in a defective PSU) it can, in extreme cases, lead to a hair raising shock, smoke, fire or worse!

So, like I said, best not to take any chances.

I agree, when I bench test I use empty amazon boxes on the side so I don't deal with the tape, works well.
 
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Yeah that'd what I'm gonna do, take everything out and only install the essentials
To be sure, testing outside of your case is what we mean. A misplaced standoff or some other weird contact with the chassis could be the source of your problem.

If it works, double check your standoffs, install the motherboard and test with the PSU outside of the chassis, then finally install the PSU and begin adding components from there.
 
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To be sure, testing outside of your case is what we mean. A misplaced standoff or some other weird contact with the chassis could be the source of your problem.

If it works, double check your standoffs and test with the PSU outside of the chassis, then finally install the PSU and begin adding components from there.
I'll make sure to test that before the replacement part gets here.
 
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Well having installed the new motherboard it still doesn't work, so I am at a complete loss of what could be wrong.
 
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