I7 970, sabertooth x58

was on vacation and came back to the computer turned off. tryed to start and halts on win startup. tryed removing every thing exept 1 stick of ram and starting, nothing. Ram memtest and passed all tests, turned off OC, cmos reset, cant even startup with a ubuntu live cd.

Next thing i tryed was in bios, Run # of cores. tryed all from 5 down to 1. and it runs on 1 core 2 threads...

im thinking CPU is fryed or least part of it. but want a second opion before buying a new cpu :sweat:

Sorry if this is the wrong threat. im not used to forums
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  1. i've had windows die on me before, i would be quick to blame that before anything else, try hitting F8 before it begins booting and select "Repair your computer"... it has a bad rep but it's saved me a few times

    if that fails try re installing windows
  2. forgot to mention tryed repair, freezes soon as i hit repair windows, tryed safe mode. freezes at loading pnp*.sys. Tryed reinstalling winblows on a brand new hard drive, wont load past the first window to the cd.
  3. will ubunu install correctly?
  4. nna2 said:
    will ubunu install correctly?

    freezes soon as i click install or click run live. with new hdd and old ssd installed
  5. do you still have a warranty on your parts?
  6. nna2 said:
    do you still have a warranty on your parts?


    well im not fully sure, i bought them roughly a year ago, but the cpu was OC'ed to 4ghz (with water cooling) at the time of some thing blowing up
  7. canadashaun said:
    well im not fully sure, i bought them roughly a year ago, but the cpu was OC'ed to 4ghz (with water cooling) at the time of some thing blowing up


    i would return it and hey... that chip was never overclocked... lol
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