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    Default Brand new FX-8320 cooked?

    I've purchased the CPU only a week ago along with a M5A99X R2.0 and Noctua NH-D14. I believe the CPU may have become faulty after what I believe to be a mild overclock. I had successfully overclocked it to a very stable 4.2 ghz @ 1.344v with all power saving features off, LLC to extreme, CPU/NB LLC to extreme, and both current capabilities set to 120%. I decided to overclock the CPU/NB frequency and set it to 2.4 ghz along with the HTT set to 2.4 ghz. Offset voltage was increased to 1.1875 and 1.223 respectively. Stability tests began and the system was very stable. I upped the CPU/NB frequency to 2.6 ghz and the HTT to 2.6 ghz (the maximum value) and the system would not load windows (it did post however). I reset the computer intending to up the voltages but ever since the reset the computer will not post. In fact, no signal was sent to the monitor. I reset the CMOS with the power supply off and waited 10 seconds. The bios displayed the big logo prompting me to hit F2 or DEL to enter bios. The computer does not react (usb devices are on initiated after 20 seconds), the logo disappears (text prompt does not) and for some reason the motherboard increases the speed of the PWM CPU fans incrementally the longer I leave it running. If I reset the computer at this stage the screen simply remains blank or no signal is sent at all. I have tried numerous times to reset the bios and I get the same result every time. I have reseated the cpu as well. There is no fried component smell nor are there any visible charred remains of a component. Has anyone any ideas as to what is going on and perhaps a resolution? Was I handed the runt of the CPU litter?

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    Default Re: Brand new FX-8320 cooked?

    Hi Taufive, Welcome to POC.
    I think that board has a CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LEDs so when you boot you should see the LEDs will light up one at a time then it should make a system beep,
    CPU LED will stay on if there's a fault with it.

    CPU/NB frequency an HTT are abit high, i like them to be around 3x DRAM frequency up to 800Mhz=2400Mhz CPU/NB since above that you have to start throwing alot more voltage at it for not that much more performance. CPU/NB frequencyCPU/NB frequency CPU/NB frequency CPU/NB frequency

    So are any of the LEDs staying lit or system not making beep?
    Have you checked for bad Ram one stick at a time?
    Use the MemOK but above 24pin if you have changed RAM frequency or timings from default.

    Was your mobo bios upto date when you started to overcolock? Not essential but they always claim better stability with later versions. ( Be aware of the risks when flashing bios ),
    (ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download) Just search serial number or model an download latest bios to a clean formated USB, then check mobo user guide under USB bios flashback for what to rename (ExampleBiosVersion.CAP) an place in allocated USB on rear IO (should have a bold line around corresponding USB an flashback button).

    Hope this helps, will check when back from work.

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    Default Re: Brand new FX-8320 cooked?

    Unplug everything (Sound cards, HDDs) except for the Video Card and RAM, reset the BIOS again, and try one RAM stick at a time.
    The odds of the CPU being fried are slim to none.

    Did you change position of the EPU and the TPU switches? TPU forces the board to OC itself. Mixed with your attempts to OC, it may be forcing everything to run out of spec.
    EPU forces Power saving features, so if you changed any of that while it was on, another conflict,......

    There are other buttons on that board that may effect it's operation. Mem-OK returns the memory subsystem to stock fail-safe settings.

    BIOS-FLBK button (BIOS Flashback) forces a BIOS update through a connected flash drive without using your existing BIOS to update. (in case it's corrupted) Load the latest BIOS onto the flash-drive first.

    There is a DirectKey button there as well. HERE is the ASUS explanation for it's function.

    Google is your friend here.
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    Default Re: Brand new FX-8320 cooked?

    I look forward to his reply. I dont think it is the cpu. It is either the chipset failure or bad memory from the attempted overclock.
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    Thanks for the great multitude of replies. After some bad language I decided to start some proper troubleshooting as per your posts. Before removing any peripheral devices the VGA and Boot Device LED's remained lit when the computer was turned on with the screen remaining blank. TPU and EPU are set to off - their default positions. Before I had begun overclocking I had updated the BIOS to 2301, the latest for the EVO R2.0. MemOK button was pressed to no effect. I started removing components starting with my video cards, all SATA devices and finally replacing with alternate memory. I decided to boot the computer to check if the situation was resolved and to my dismay it was not.

    After more cursing I had settled on it being an issue with my chipset as Cyberburnout suggested and was happy to return it on warranty, albeit I had not ruled out the possibility of the CPU being faulty. I removed the motherboard completely and put it on my bench to inspect it further in case I visually missed a failed component. I connected the same power supply, added a GT240 I had lying around and decided to give it one last try. To my surprise the system booted up without flaw and went straight into the BIOS with the default settings.

    I put the motherboard back into the case and after some more investigation it turned out to be the USB 3.0 19 pin connector. I must have placed it incorrectly at some point and bent the pins 4 and 6, shorting them to 15 and 17. After I straightened them out the motherboard and CPU became fully functional. What a load off my mind. Crazy how the motherboard reacted this way though and only after I began overclocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taufive View Post
    Thanks for the great multitude of replies. After some bad language I decided to start some proper troubleshooting as per your posts. Before removing any peripheral devices the VGA and Boot Device LED's remained lit when the computer was turned on with the screen remaining blank. TPU and EPU are set to off - their default positions. Before I had begun overclocking I had updated the BIOS to 2301, the latest for the EVO R2.0. MemOK button was pressed to no effect. I started removing components starting with my video cards, all SATA devices and finally replacing with alternate memory. I decided to boot the computer to check if the situation was resolved and to my dismay it was not.

    After more cursing I had settled on it being an issue with my chipset as Cyberburnout suggested and was happy to return it on warranty, albeit I had not ruled out the possibility of the CPU being faulty. I removed the motherboard completely and put it on my bench to inspect it further in case I visually missed a failed component. I connected the same power supply, added a GT240 I had lying around and decided to give it one last try. To my surprise the system booted up without flaw and went straight into the BIOS with the default settings.

    I put the motherboard back into the case and after some more investigation it turned out to be the USB 3.0 19 pin connector. I must have placed it incorrectly at some point and bent the pins 4 and 6, shorting them to 15 and 17. After I straightened them out the motherboard and CPU became fully functional. What a load off my mind. Crazy how the motherboard reacted this way though and only after I began overclocking.

    Well that is some good news. With it being shorted like that it would look like a bad chipset or CPU. I am glad you tracked down the problem and get your system up and running. There nothing better then to have solid troubleshooting skills.

    So get back to overclocking! lol
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    Glad you found youre problume.It is funny how thing's work out .

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