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    Question VIII Hero defective?

    Hey everyone!

    So, I got my new mainboard, installed everything and bootet up my pc, like everyone else.
    Played some games with it too, without problems.

    A day later I booted it up again, without an error. But every program I looked at was showing me weird cpu temperatures.
    Core 1,2 and 4 had temperatures arround 42°c under load. Only Core 3 was hotter with nearly 60°c, even after letting it cool down it was the same, while every other core only had 25°c.

    So I thought maybe my thermal paste was bad or something like that, but before I wanted to change it, I restartet my pc.
    Well, at least I wanted to. That's where my real problem kicked in.
    It didn't boot. No lights, no sound and no qr-code anymore. Like dead.

    Plugged my psu off and on again, and by every second try my mainboard shows these red led background light on the left side, but won't start.

    Tried to clear cmos, pulled out the battery, tried to recovery the bios, but without any success.

    I remembered back, this problem with my hot cores on the cpu. Contacted amazon and they sent me a new cpu. Guess I have to change the mainboard too.
    I also noticed, that the capacitor on the left bottom (arround the last pci slot and the sound-chip) is getting really hot.
    Means - I plugged in my psu, pressed the start button (which doesn't work anymore, as I descriped above), and noticed temperatures by nearly 60°c there. (shortly after "starting" - 20 seconds or so)

    I curios now... what do you think is/was the problem? I'm afraid of starting my pc again with the new components.

    Would like to get some thoughts/ideas about that

    Edit: Spec

    CPU i5 6600k
    RAM Trident Z 16 GB (3600mhz)
    GPU Asus Strix R9 390
    Storage 2x SSD 500GB Vertex 4 (ocz)
    PSU RM750x (Corsair - Gold)
    Last edited by Mysterie; 02-23-2016 at 12:32 PM.

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    Did you install the drivers from the dvd or did you download current ones fro Asus's website? Did you update the UEFI?
    If not, do both and see if things improve.

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    Use the drivers off the website, not the dvd. Only use the Sonic stuff and the free year of Kaspersky off the dvd, everything else is newer than the July 2015 dvd is.

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    Hm, weird. I replied but I can't see my answer.
    Well ok, then again.

    Yes, I installed every driver before, not from the dvd but from their Asus Homepage.
    But as I said, I can't to anything with that mainboard, not even entering bios anymore.

    I'm using the Corsair H100GTX AIO for cooling.

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    What you should do is remove the motherboard from your case and put it on the cardboard to test.

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    Already tried that yesterday.
    With and without the rest components.
    But even without GPU, CPU, RAM, SSD etc. it won't do anything.
    Only sometimes the red leds, that's it.

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    Hello Mysterie

    If you've tried your motherboard outside the case and still getting no code from the LED readout, it is likely either a faulty psu or motherboard.

    If you are getting a code from the motherboard LED readout what code is it showing?

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    Hey!

    I can't get any qr-code, no matter what I try.
    I found myself accepting that fact, which is the reason why I try to replace it with a new one.

    I'm just scared. I'm not quit sure if it's the fault of my psu or my mainboard.
    I tried my psu in another pc, which seems to be happy with that model.
    But so it was with my mainboard at first too.
    I ask myself if any of these components really started to get damaged in less then a day, or my psu had somehow a too high voltage.

    My PSU still works, but don't want to risk trying it with new components.
    I'm a little confused, there were no alarms or errors before.

    The only thing that gives me hope, that it's not my psu is bad, is the fact with these capacitors.
    I power that mainboard just for some seconds (don't even have to start it) and these tiny *******s try to burn my fingers. Every other capacitors (south bridge, cpu etc.) remain cold, really cold.

    Which leads me to the thought that it's not really my psu. Or at least it's not the main problem after all.
    And all that happens shortly after my cpu started to show up these weird temperatures.
    Mayve there is a connections to that problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterie View Post
    Already tried that yesterday.
    With and without the rest components.
    But even without GPU, CPU, RAM, SSD etc. it won't do anything.
    Only sometimes the red leds, that's it.
    Did you populate the 8 pin power header on the motherboard during the tests?

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