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Has my CPU died? Probably...

Hi guys, will give you the full story and specs:

Initial system:
i5 2500k @4ghz @ 1.184v
Asus p8p67
Xigmatek Tauro 500w
Intel 520 120gb
2x4gb Kingston Hyper X Fury 1600
MSI GTX 660 2gb

So this system fell over one day for no apparent reason. After thoroughly breadboarding I was left with two scenarios: with the 8-pin cpu power plugged in my system would cut-off immediately, with it disconnected everything would spin up normally. After testing the psu, gpu and ram in another system I have concluded the VRM has died on the p8p67.

I ordered a replacement mobo, as my Asus was typically 6 months out of warranty, I settled on the Asrock p67 pro fatal1ty. All other components the same, as they were tested working in another box although its Haswell so I can't test my cpu.

I breadboarded initially to test, however I get no beeps with no ram and dr debug shows a 00 error. I am 99% certain my cpu is fried, I would like to know if I have please missed any logical steps before sending it for rma.

Thank you for looking!
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  1. Best answer
    dead cpu is what the code reads.

    i do find it strange that a cpu died from a computer being knocked over though.
  2. neon neophyte said:
    dead cpu is what the code reads.

    i do find it strange that a cpu died from a computer being knocked over though.


    Apologies, was just a turn of phrase. It was running normally, idling on desktop and suddenly powered down to never start again. On the Asus the green led was on with no red warning leds.
  3. neon neophyte said:
    dead cpu is what the code reads.

    i do find it strange that a cpu died from a computer being knocked over though.


    Apologies, was just a turn of phrase. It was running normally, idling on desktop and suddenly powered down to never start again. On the Asus the green led was on with no red warning leds.
  4. could very well be the psu, that code can be from the cpu not recieving enough power
  5. also check with the mb vendor and cpu list. make sure the bios on the mb is at a rev that post your cpu. on some mb/cpu combos from intel some mb can have old bios that wont post intill the cpu code is updated.
  6. neon neophyte said:
    could very well be the psu, that code can be from the cpu not recieving enough power


    I would hope not, I installed my psu and gpu into an asus b85 with an i3 4130 and it booted up fine. I guess the only way to know for sure is to bite the bullet. Will take my cpu in to be tested before doing an RMA, if they say its fine I'll be buying a new psu then. Thanks for looking dude, will mark one as the right answer later on when I know if was cpu or psu.
  7. smorizio said:
    also check with the mb vendor and cpu list. make sure the bios on the mb is at a rev that post your cpu. on some mb/cpu combos from intel some mb can have old bios that wont post intill the cpu code is updated.


    My cpu is natively supported in all bios versions for my mobo, just double checked in the manual. I hate to say it out loud, but I think my cpu is dead. Thanks though.
  8. sandybridge was the first generation for that socket, so, no bios updates to support it exist
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