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Are you saying that you tried to post without a CPU cooler installed?
Sounds like your problem happened after you installed the CPU cooler.
You definitely need to check the socket for bent or broken pins.
Silent Scone wrote:
I would remove the motherboard from the enclosure if you haven't done so already, and make sure you're not overtightening the CPU cooler. You should only have to tighten until you feel resistance.
Understood, especially not to overtighten and to cross screw in the HS. But I haven’t pulled this second board yet so I’ll do that and report back.
Since Amazon lost my DRAM shipment I’ve reordered an entire new set of gear besides my CPU (at least the usual offenders).
- ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
- G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
- NZXT Kraken X52
Guess we’ll find out a bit more later in the week if not next. 🙂
I'd upgrade the M2 drive to a 500 GB one since it quickly fills up, or has for me. Now I'm looking to migrate things from my 256 GB to a new 500GB one.