I just took apart my Rig and put it back together (had to reseat the HSF). If when I put the SATA cables back and they got criss-crossed, as in placed in different slots then they were in previously, would/could this be problematic? Same goes with the USB drives on the case.
If these could cause a problem, how would I go about fixing it, short of trial and error?
Okay, unfortunately this isn't what I want to hear but oh well. About to finish pass 2 @ 1hr 12 min... looks like I need to run it for a few more hours. Would hate it to be a hardware problem as I just hit my 30 day RMA for all of my parts. At this point I'd have to buy new sticks or see if I can get it done through G.Skill.
EDIT: Though something I find weird is this... The first time I put it together, it ran everything fine, including all that I listed above. After I changed my Hyper 212+ to a Noctua D14 I started to observe this problem. It sounds like something had to happen when I changed the HSF... what it could have been I have no idea. I was extremely careful, even going as far as using an anti-static strap.
I just can't think for the life of me what could have happened and it's very frustrating considering the amount of money I spent.
I don't recommend stopping MT86+ just to answer be sure you check, but you mentioned changing the HSF, are you sure you applied enough thermal paste? Is the HSF snug? While changing the HSF, did you pull the CPU out, too (sometimes the CPU is stuck to the HSF because of the thermal paste)? If this happened, you may have bent a pin.