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April 4, 2014 6:24:25 PM

So I built my own PC year or so ago been slowly upgrading over time. I had a i5 3570k in it for

awhile but decided to upgrade to the i7 3770k because I'm working on getting a degree in

Graphics design and wanted hyper threading. I have a Corsair H80i for a cpu cooler. When I

swapped out my i5 for my i7 I went to turn the PC on and it started then say 10 to 12 seconds later

shut down. So I tried tightening the screws did the same and same thing happened I tried for

hours and it wouldn't work. So the next day I talk to corsair and they send me some more thumb

screws cause mine were kinda stripped so I figured I wasn't getting a good enough amount of

pressure on the cpu to keep it from over heating and shutting down. I received the thumb screws

today and redid the whole process went to start it and bam same issue. I cant get the thumb

screws any tigther at all! The computer will start up act fine and the corsair light will start up all this

is that span of 10 to 12 seconds and bam it shuts down again and restarts back up. I don't know

what to do :(  I have talked to all my computer repair stores in town and non wanna mess with the

H80i because its a water cooler. Any ideas on what I might have messed up on or anything? also

to note nothing on my pc is older then a year my ram should be fine its like 6 months old and my

power supply should be fine its also 6 months old.

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April 4, 2014 6:27:25 PM

Try clearing cmos, remove the motherboard battery for 5 minutes, then put it back.
Also post your system specs.
Motherboard, memory, psu, graphics card.
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April 4, 2014 6:28:29 PM

If you have bought the new CPU in retail box it probably came with a stock cooler. If that's the case you could at least try installing the stock cooler and see if your PC would work well. Just an idea how to make it work until you figure out what's wrong with your water cooler.
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April 4, 2014 6:34:19 PM

I tried putting the stock intel one on that came with the new CPU and it broke one of the things that connects to the Mobo so I cant use it.

PC specs

Mobo- Asrock Xteme 4 LGA 1155

EVGA GTX 780 ti Sc

Seasonic 850 watt psu

8 GB of Ripjaw Ram 1600
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April 4, 2014 6:36:15 PM

sunder25 said:
Try clearing cmos, remove the motherboard battery for 5 minutes, then put it back.
Also post your system specs.
Motherboard, memory, psu, graphics card.


I don't even know how to remove the battery to be honest.
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April 4, 2014 6:41:09 PM

Most MoBos have a way to reset CMOS witout removing battery - just check your MoBo manual. It's done by a jumper.
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April 4, 2014 6:50:57 PM

Mouldread said:
Most MoBos have a way to reset CMOS witout removing battery - just check your MoBo manual. It's done by a jumper.


You guys are my freaking heroes! I cleared the CMOS and it started right up and so far is staying on!
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April 4, 2014 6:53:01 PM

Glad your pc is working.
Good luck with your degree!
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