Hello MMO-C tech folk!
Perhaps someone can help me out since the bloody tech support I called had no clue what he was on about, would really appreciate it!
Okay so here's the story:
I've got an intel 3570k on a Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H mobo for a little while but it would randomly shut off at times for no reason, no bios nothing.
I've checked everything I could and I think I narrowed it down to either the mobo or the CPU just being lame, because the mobo had some bent pins so I tried to bent them back gently and the CPU I have tested on another machine but that wouldn't even boot up at ALL for some weird reason.
Then I've tried putting the other machine's CPU in the Gigabyte mobo (i5 2500k) and it was fine for a day, but then it happened again.)
Is the mobo just messed up and should I get a new one? I don't have problems with that really but I want to be certain because what if it is the CPU, I'd have gotten the thing for nothing.
There was also another issue with an Intel stock cooler that would spin and stop two or three times and then start spinning, or not spin at all when entered on the CPU_FAN pins. Tried a cooling fan into that same slot, works instantly, so I'm still leaning on a faulty motherboard.
Tried changing RAM, PSU, still same problem.
Again, thanks if anyone can help out.
Other parts (from the top of my head)
850W PSU (also tried a CM 650W PSU)
GTX 570 in SLI
G.Skill Ripjaws 32GB
Some HDDs and 1 OCZ SSD