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Stuck in a reboot-loop after installing a Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo CPU cooler!

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December 9, 2013 9:36:16 AM

Hello guys. I just installed a Cooler master Hyper 212 evo CPU cooler, and I'm stuck on a reboot loop. I'm not quite sure what component has taken damage, so I would be glad if you could help me.
Thanks in advance.
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December 9, 2013 9:45:27 AM

are you sure it's properly seated on the cpu?
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December 9, 2013 9:54:57 AM

laviniuc said:
are you sure it's properly seated on the cpu?


Pretty damn sure. Every fans is running, and it looks like it's seated correctly. Also I followed a tutorial.
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December 9, 2013 9:55:59 AM

do you get to the windows screen? or it dies during post?
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December 9, 2013 10:01:45 AM

laviniuc said:
do you get to the windows screen? or it dies during post?


It's just a black screen. It's a black screen for about 10 seconds, then dies for 6 seconds and then restarts.
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December 9, 2013 10:09:54 AM

laviniuc said:
did you put a proper amount of thermal paste?
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/thermal-paste-heat-sink-h...

worse case will be to try and put back the old cooler...


I put on about a BB ball size. Idk if you know what that is, but it isnt that large. But I put on a good amount.
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December 9, 2013 10:23:58 AM

What's the brand and model of your motherboard and CPU?

Which fan header on the motherboard is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO's cooling fan plugged into?
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December 9, 2013 10:25:19 AM

try starting with just one of the ram modules plugged in... or with the gpu unplugged (connect the monitor cable to the onboard)
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December 9, 2013 10:25:58 AM

It's a I5 3570K processor, and a B75A-G43 MSI 'DRAGON GAMING' Motherboard. The fan is plugged into the 4pin thing that also says "CPU_FAN"
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December 9, 2013 10:42:42 AM

I had the same problem few days ago and turns out I somehow managed to bend a pin on the motherboards CPU socket. My second DIMM slot stopped working and the only way to boot properly was to remove the ram stick from my second DIMM slot.
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December 9, 2013 10:46:06 AM

setsudan said:
I had the same problem few days ago and turns out I somehow managed to bend a pin on the motherboards CPU socket. My second DIMM slot stopped working and the only way to boot properly was to remove the ram stick from my second DIMM slot.


So what should I do?
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December 9, 2013 10:53:07 AM

Do some troubleshooting. This might take some time... Disconnect everything from the motherboard apart from the CPU and 1 ram stick. Try booting with the ram stick in all DIMM slots. If you find out that one DIMM slot is causing the boot loop then you are done. If there is no boot loop then keep adding parts one-by-one until you find out what is causing the problem.
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December 9, 2013 10:55:06 AM

ell3y said:
So what should I do?


Hook up a motherboard POST (Power On Self Test) speaker to the JFP2 header Speaker pins on your motherboard. The beep code that it gives out may tell you where the problem is occurring.

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December 9, 2013 10:57:34 AM

ko888 said:
Hook up a motherboard POST (Power On Self Test) speaker to the JFP2 header Speaker pins on your motherboard. The beep code that it gives out may tell you where the problem is occurring.



Yeah my motherboard came with one of those. If you have access to one then you should try this
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December 9, 2013 11:11:40 AM

I got one from my last motherboard. Just trying to look where the hell it should go to.
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December 9, 2013 11:11:41 AM

I got one from my last motherboard. Just trying to look where the hell it should go to.
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December 9, 2013 11:11:43 AM

I got one from my last motherboard. Just trying to look where the hell it should go to.
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December 9, 2013 11:12:57 AM

Back. It made 3 medium long beeps.
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December 9, 2013 11:17:48 AM

Yup thats RAM
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December 9, 2013 11:20:45 AM

Hmm.. Just seems weird to me. My RAM is a little new, bought it like a half year ago.. Are you sure its the RAM? And if it is, should I just replace it? Nothing with my video card to do? Just making sure.
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December 9, 2013 11:26:18 AM

Doesn't necessarily mean you have a faulty RAM stick. Since it occurred when you installed a new cpu cooler it could be a bent cpu pin on your motherboard that's causing the RAM slots to not work properly. Only way to find out is by doing troubleshooting. Try to boot with only 1 ram stick.
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December 9, 2013 11:27:54 AM

I only have 1 ram :/  When my other ones got changed, I could only get 1x 8 gb.. :/ 
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December 9, 2013 11:30:16 AM

Open computer and reseat memory
Sometimes when the computer is moved or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer.

Swap memory location

If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.

If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.

Try another computers memory

If you have access to another computer that uses the same memory, try using its known good memory in your computer.

If another computers memory works you know that you have bad memory. If another computers memory does not work and it is compatible with your computer unfortunately your motherboard or the slots on the motherboard are defective causing it to be unable to properly read the memory, which means the motherboard will have to be replaced.
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December 9, 2013 11:49:18 AM

ell3y said:
I only have 1 ram :/  When my other ones got changed, I could only get 1x 8 gb.. :/ 


Since you only have one memory module first try installing it in the DIMM2 slot. If that doesn't work then try installing it in the DIMM4 slot. If that doesn't work get a new memory module.

With that motherboard it is preferable to be using a pair of memory modules so that the motherboard operates the memory modules in dual-channel mode.
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December 9, 2013 12:17:25 PM

ko888 said:
ell3y said:
I only have 1 ram :/  When my other ones got changed, I could only get 1x 8 gb.. :/ 


Since you only have one memory module first try installing it in the DIMM2 slot. If that doesn't work then try installing it in the DIMM4 slot. If that doesn't work get a new memory module.

With that motherboard it is preferable to be using a pair of memory modules so that the motherboard operates the memory modules in dual-channel mode.


Yea, I know that. The problems was just that they only had 1x 8 gb. All of their other RAM was sold out.
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December 11, 2013 5:56:26 PM

Hey guys. I found the solution. I prayed to Allah (swt) - Which would mean god if I were a christian, and then it magically worked. Not even kidding. But whatever, everything works like a charm now. Just putted a little too much thermal paste on, so soon gonna change dat shiiet.
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