System worked for two months... then gave me an overclocking error and now refuses to boot at all.

Components:
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AMD FX-8350 CPU
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard
Zotac GTX760 GPU
2x8GB G.Skill Sniper Series RAM @ 1600
OCZ ZT Series 550W PSU
Samsung 840 Evo SSD 120GB
Western Digital Blue HDD 1TB
NZXT H230 Case
Windows 8.1 OS
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So this build was giving me some frustrations in the beginning and I had to RMA an 8350 that was dead out of the box, but AMD was cool and gave me a brand new one at no charge. After that, things went smoothly for about a month and a half to two months. I usually turn my PC off at night, but one night my friend was staying over and I forgot to shut her down. I woke up to some overclocking error message (that I naively thought nothing of so I didn't read) and I turned it off hoping that I could go into the BIOS and tweak the turbo settings that I turned on originally. I did not overclock in the traditional way, but I just turned on "turbo" settings or something that apparently overclocked for you automatically. Well, after I turned the computer off, it would not boot or POST and output no video whatsoever. I tried reseating every single component in the computer but nothing fixed the problem. I even tried resetting the CMOS battery thing to no avail. I have disconnected and reconnected every wire in the case, especially power and motherboard cables. I just don't get why this happened almost two months after the PC had been working beautifully; my temps were pretty good, not concerning in the slightest, and the machine flew like a dream. Any idea what the problem could be? Did I make a mistake by using the stupid turbo OC Genie bullshit? Thanks for any help in advance.
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  1. What happens when you try to boot?
  2. Well the first thing i would do is taking out all the components and test them on a different build. But if you dont have spare parts then you probably should start with your motherboard.
    So take out your pci devices like gpus, unplug hdd and just have the motherboard connected to the psu with 1 ram, cpu with heatsink
    Then connect your monitor to the onboard vga port and see if it shows anything.
    If not try these methods rub your ram with pencil eraser, or press shut down button 3 times or 1-2min once or reset the cmos jumper pin (see how to do it from ur manual)

    And hopefully that'll solve it
  3. Outlander_04 said:
    What happens when you try to boot?


    Every fan spins and all the lights go on, but no video.
  4. Cayden said:
    Well the first thing i would do is taking out all the components and test them on a different build. But if you dont have spare parts then you probably should start with your motherboard.
    So take out your pci devices like gpus, unplug hdd and just have the motherboard connected to the psu with 1 ram, cpu with heatsink
    Then connect your monitor to the onboard vga port and see if it shows anything.
    If not try these methods rub your ram with pencil eraser, or press shut down button 3 times or 1-2min once or reset the cmos jumper pin (see how to do it from ur manual)

    And hopefully that'll solve it


    I don't have another build to test it on. The motherboard also doesn't offer an onboard video out, because the 8350 doesn't support integrated graphics. I'm definitely gonna try the other methods now. Except for the pencil eraser thing, I don't exactly understand that one?
  5. you should. it's done to remove static electricity
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