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AMD FX 8350 Black Edition freezes on Sabertooth 990fx R2.0

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March 29, 2014 1:32:27 PM

So a few weeks ago I bought a new computer build and started to put it together. Long story short after a whole day of putting it together the cpu would randomly keep freezing on boot up. It would either freeze once the TUF Inside logo came up, or in the bios, or trying to boot windows. I couldn't even get it to finish the windows 7 installation because it would just freeze at the splash screen. I flashed the BiOS to many different versions and it still would do the same thing. I put in my AMD Athlon cpu and it boots up and works just fine. I can't figure out what is wrong and if it is the cpu that is faulty or its a software issue.

My rig:
Motherboard: Sabertooth 990fx R.20
CPU: AMD FX 8350 Black Edition
GPU: GTX 780 Windforece
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb 1600mhz kit
SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 120gb

I brought my HDD from my other computer over that has Windows 8.1 on it and it booted to it once and then just gets stuck on the splash screen. Its working currently on my Athlon quad core CPU and its working fine, Im just wondering if the 8350 is faulty and I need to send it back or there is something it dosent like that I am running. Everything is compatible and works together. Like I said its all running great right now on my Athlon quad core CPU.

Correction Im actually running on a AMD Phenom X4 840 processor now..

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March 29, 2014 1:59:55 PM

what is yor psu and what are the 8350 temp readings on bios?
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March 29, 2014 2:18:03 PM

chris987 said:
what is yor psu and what are the 8350 temp readings on bios?


My PSU is a Corsair RM750 and my temps are running low at 30-35 degrees Celsius in BIOS. I just took a closer look at it and I just saw that there is a pin that is bent over… its right next to the arrow that you match with the arrow in the socket… could that be why this is happening? Should I try and bend it back or is it pointless.
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March 29, 2014 2:31:36 PM

Yes, the bent pin is causing your problem. You should be able to straighten it if you are very careful. Common tools are the tip of a mechanical pencil or a credit card depending on how bent it is.
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