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  1. #1
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    Question Upgraded my PC and now it doesn't work

    So I upgraded my CPU, Motherboard and RAM, everything else in my system stayed the same and I know works fine. Since installing the new parts, whenever I turn on my PC, all the lights and fans turn on but a few seconds later, everything turns off and then tries to restart and it just gets stuck in this loop of restarting. Nothing apears on the screen at all during this time.

    This is the first time I have worked on a PC by myself and I don't have a clue what is wrong.

    Parts list: intel i7 8700k

    asus z370 ROG strix E gaming

    16GB corsair RAM 2400Mhz

    nvidia 1070 founders edition

    M.2 256GB boot drive

    corsair 750W psu

    1TB harddrive

    I haven't tried anything to fix it apart from checking the cables to make sure they are in properly and check that the RAM sticks are in the slots correctly.

  2. #2
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    Patience and methodical troubleshooting

    Having many years troubleshooting PC issues, I hope I can offer some general guidance to you as a new builder (selfishly with the hope that my own words may reveal some trapped knowledge to help me through my own issues with my new build).

    The first thing to remember is that diving into troubleshooting of this type should include liberal amounts of patience. I have learned through the years that rushing things like this will only end in more emotional pain and suffering. Doing things right the first time prevents you from doing them again a second (or third) time.

    1) Don't put the case together until you have a working PC
    2) Try a bare minimum configuration
    3) If you have other compatible parts try them in the new system one at a time
    4) Missing the additional CPU power cable apparently causes really random issues

    In your situation I'd start by removing your video card and attempting to use the onboard video (if it is available), assuming you are not getting any status indicators of bad RAM. From there, try removing anything that is not 100% necessary to boot the system. Once you have the system booting normally, add components back in ONE AT A TIME.

    I wish you the best of luck.

    I am having some funky issues with my 8700k and z370 Prime-A as well that are eerily similar. Currently my next step is to remove the M.2 drive and see if perhaps it is the root of my issues. I'm sure I will be posting a similar thread asking for advice.

  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
    NemesisChild PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    Graphics Card #2Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage #2WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X42
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless
    Headset Logitech G Pro
    Mouse Pad SteelSeries
    OS Windows 10 Home x64 (UEFI)
    Network RouterLinksys WRT1900AC
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    What CPU cooler are you using? Remove it and check the CPU socket closely for bent or broken pins.

    Did you try posting with one stick of RAM at a time and in different slots?
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
    ASUS Maximus X Hero (Bios 1801)
    NZXT Kraken X42
    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Storage: WD Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 2TB
    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array Vlada011 PC Specs
    Vlada011 PC Specs
    MotherboardRampage V E10 (BIOS 1903)
    ProcessorIntel®i7-5820K (4.5GHz 1.325V)
    Memory (part number)CMD16GX4M4A2666C15
    Graphics Card #1ASUS GTX1080Ti Poseidon
    Sound CardSound Blaster ZxR
    MonitorSamsung P2450H
    Storage #1Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 1TB
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1TB/WD Black 2TB
    CPU CoolerEK RGB Monoblock RVE10
    CaseLian Li PC-O11 WXC
    Power SupplyEVGA 1200 P2
    Keyboard Deck 87 Francium PRO - MX Brown DS PBT
    Mouse Logitech G900
    Mouse Pad Steeseries QCK
    Headset/Speakers CREATIVE T5900 5.1
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64 v1903
    Accessory #1 iPhone SE Space Grey
    Accessory #2 EK XRES D5 Revo 100 Glass PWM + CoolstreamPE 360
    Accessory #3 Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM x3 (radiator)
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    Did you tried to boot with default settings or you first try to change RAM and CPU settings?
    Maybe RAM on advertised specifications or similar thing or everything was Load Default?

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