I'm thinking it may have something to do with my Corsair H80 Water Cooler for the PC and my MotherBoard Fan Connector.
The Corsair is 3 Pin and my MB is 4pin for the PC fan. I can't find a pinout of the H80, but I'm enclosing one for my Motherboard. Maybe current is coming out on the ground wire which is causing probs?
Also, what is supposed to plug into PCH_FAN? I got my 3x case fans plugged into SYS_FAN 1-3 and the H80 plugged into CPU_FAN. Not sure what PCH_FAN is and I don't understand the description below:
The Fan for the H-series coolers should be plugged into SYS_FAN header(3 pin) and the pump wire should be plugged into the CPU_FAN (4-pin) header.
So the 3pin you're referring to is the PCH_FAN (#6 in the picture above)? The pump wire that splits off is a Molex 4pin that I thought would plug into the power supply (which I currently have it done as). How could I plug that into the CPU_FAN? The instructions tell me to plug in the 2x Fans that it surrounds the radiator into the block (which I did). Not sure what other 4pin you're referring to?
CPU_FAN is a 4-pin so the pump gets plugged in there. If nothing is plugged in there, then the Motherboard thinks the CPU fan isn't working. This is probably why your PC is failing to start.
So, plug the 4 pin pump wire into the CPU_FAN jack, and plug the fan 3 pin wire into any 3-pin fan header, you can't be wrong as long as it's a 3-pin that says _FAN
There is no 4 pin on the thing minus 1 molex. The instructions are crap for the h80 as it doesn't even tell you where to plug in any of these wires (that step is skipped). There is nothing to plug into the 4pin.
Well, I found the solution. When I removed my H80 Chip cooler to check the seating of my chip, I noticed none of my goo was spread and it was in a straight line still and hadn't spread. It turns out that on of my water tubes was resting on a MB capacitor and when tightening it--it never allowed it to touch the chip
When rotating the H80 and retightening, the chip was cooled, the automatic High Temp shutoff mechanism on the MB didn't activate, and I'm now inside my BIOS enjoying a 25C temp and not having any issues.
Thanks for the advice and am sharing my solution in case it helps anyone in the future having a similar issue
Also, I found out from the Corsair website that only the Molex needs to be plugged in and that the 3pin doesn't need to be used. I still plugged it in so I could see the RPMs of my fans, but set the fan speed to manual as the H80 will take care of it.