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    I always stick with Corsair PSU's. Try to find one that fits your budget. I am 90% sure its PSU. Used to fix this type of issue all the time in the shop
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    First of all I just want to thank everybody for all the help that they provided me with so far on this forum. I received my replacement parts and at first I tried to restore my pc but unfortunately psu replacement did not work so it's likely the motherboard. I installed all my new components save my new fan heat sink because I'm having a problem with the clips so I used the one that came with my new cpu

    Windows boots up now but the system is terribly slower than before which I'm attributing to incompatibilities with my previous install. Anyone have experience with thtis particular issue?

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    If anyone has any tips on how to install the plastic push pin clips in an Intel cpu that'd be great (I'm bending the white part when trying to insert )

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    That was my initial thought about the motherboard.

    If it is the new cpu and new ram, I would say the only thing that might cause that would be the RAM. Did you mix RAM the one you had before and new ram. One slow and bad stick of RAM could cause your whole system to adjust to it and preform poorly.

    When installing those on Intel stock heatsinks you push and then go in the other way of arrows. If arrows say go right you go left. That is meant for taking the heatsink of as most people just replace it with something different. If you have enough budget and ordering parts, you could order yourself a aftermarket heatsink, most of them preform better than stock Intel.
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    Have you tried a known working good hard drive with a windows install on? It's something really simple you should check before spending any more money. I would definitely have tried that before replacing the PSU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    Have you tried a known working good hard drive with a windows install on? It's something really simple you should check before spending any more money. I would definitely have tried that before replacing the PSU.
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    But the problem was def not the hdd. Once I used my old one with a new motherboard and psu Windows is loading. I only shut the machine down to install a better heat sync and fan and I'm running into issues. I'm going to remove he board, try and install he hs and the put it back and try again
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    First of all, thank you to everyone who chimed in during this whole ordeal where there were pluses and minuses abound.

    I tried installing a Gammaxx 400 cpu fan and heat sink but it kept coming off resulting in my new CPU to overheat. What I did then was to use the stock one that came with my machine but during the switch the sata connection on my SATA HDD (which was my primary broke....ARGH) Now I need to find a way to get a handful of files from that drive that weren't uploaded to the cloud (figures)

    Other than that, everything is running real smooth on this computer. I have two SSD at almost 1 GB with a new CPU > 4.0 GHz and 32 GB ram.

    Will probably upgrade the case when I perform another build in 2 years. if anyone has suggestions on getting access to my data on that drive it would be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzx380 View Post
    First of all, thank you to everyone who chimed in during this whole ordeal where there were pluses and minuses abound.

    I tried installing a Gammaxx 400 cpu fan and heat sink but it kept coming off resulting in my new CPU to overheat. What I did then was to use the stock one that came with my machine but during the switch the sata connection on my SATA HDD (which was my primary broke....ARGH) Now I need to find a way to get a handful of files from that drive that weren't uploaded to the cloud (figures)

    Other than that, everything is running real smooth on this computer. I have two SSD at almost 1 GB with a new CPU > 4.0 GHz and 32 GB ram.

    Will probably upgrade the case when I perform another build in 2 years. if anyone has suggestions on getting access to my data on that drive it would be great.
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    Salvaged with electric tape in order to transfer data over and now ready with a semi new computer
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    Got done installing a new heatsink for this new machine and as soon as I fired it up, I saw a spark come from my power supply and now the system won't turn on again. Trying my best not to panic thinking the entire system fried.
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    That is odd, if you have not seen smoke or loud pop, which is an internal fuse which will blow up to protect your equipment in case of a failure it might be fine, which PSU, brand and wattage did you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollarhyde View Post
    That is odd, if you have not seen smoke or loud pop, which is an internal fuse which will blow up to protect your equipment in case of a failure it might be fine, which PSU, brand and wattage did you get?
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    Bought the same exact power supply from a store and it fixed the issue
    This is unbelievable considering this did not even give me 7 days of usage until it crapped out.
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    That is odd, however they have a good warranty system, if something is wrong they will replace it for you. Either way, I am glad you fixed the issue.
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    Dusting off this thread because I finally want to upgrade other components in my machine (mainly graphics card) and wanted some input on my system. I'm noticing the temperature on my cores are running at 30-35 C and wanted some input if that is safe.
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    intel CPUs are usually fine for 80C. I'm a fan of having a decent heatsink on CPUs though, simply to keep noise levels down.

    What's your budget for the GPU? What games you play? Budget? Since your CPU doesn't have VT-d, Nvidia or AMD shouldn't matter. Noise-wise, my GTX 1060 6GB EVGA ACX 3.0 is quite impressive.

    If you are in an upgrade itch mood, new fans or case can be fun (aand improve quality of life with the noise levels), or getting another SSD for your VMs or to go HDD-less (use dock for backups only maybe?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzx380 View Post
    Dusting off this thread because I finally want to upgrade other components in my machine (mainly graphics card) and wanted some input on my system. I'm noticing the temperature on my cores are running at 30-35 C and wanted some input if that is safe.

    Those temps are fine.

    One thing regarding your upgrade. I went through a similiar issue that you had building a PC for a family member for a gaming rig. (Haven't build a PC in over 10 years). I spend 3 days working on it, broke a clip on the heatsink and the damn thing wouldn't power on. I ended up testing each cable from the MB to the PSU one by one to see where the error was. It turned out, the aux cables on the case that provided power on the 2 front fans did not like the PSU for some reason and the system wouldn't start. I ended up not connecting that 1 cable and the system was flying after that.

    My advice, it's not worth it to build a PC these days, unless you are building a crazy insane PC. Everything you need to do can probably be done with an already build PC, just salvage hDD's from your old one and you are good. I actually just upgrade the memory on my machine to 24GB because i was having issues with the VM's just like you, runs like a charm now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nster View Post
    intel CPUs are usually fine for 80C. I'm a fan of having a decent heatsink on CPUs though, simply to keep noise levels down.

    What's your budget for the GPU? What games you play? Budget? Since your CPU doesn't have VT-d, Nvidia or AMD shouldn't matter. Noise-wise, my GTX 1060 6GB EVGA ACX 3.0 is quite impressive.

    If you are in an upgrade itch mood, new fans or case can be fun (aand improve quality of life with the noise levels), or getting another SSD for your VMs or to go HDD-less (use dock for backups only maybe?)
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    Those temps are fine.

    One thing regarding your upgrade. I went through a similiar issue that you had building a PC for a family member for a gaming rig. (Haven't build a PC in over 10 years). I spend 3 days working on it, broke a clip on the heatsink and the damn thing wouldn't power on. I ended up testing each cable from the MB to the PSU one by one to see where the error was. It turned out, the aux cables on the case that provided power on the 2 front fans did not like the PSU for some reason and the system wouldn't start. I ended up not connecting that 1 cable and the system was flying after that.

    My advice, it's not worth it to build a PC these days, unless you are building a crazy insane PC. Everything you need to do can probably be done with an already build PC, just salvage hDD's from your old one and you are good. I actually just upgrade the memory on my machine to 24GB because i was having issues with the VM's just like you, runs like a charm now.
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    I usually just build my own machines because I like to know whats new in the world of personal PC hardware. I just built this machine last year and it runs great, I was just wanting some input because I am new to PC gaming and did not want to blow out anything if I upgraded my graphics card. I currently have a pretty diesel machine and figured that I would just upgrade the card and keep it like this for 3 years before I have to upgrade again.

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