Im not at home by the way, so if you give me any advice, it will be quite a while before i can check it.
so, this morning i turned my computer on (well, it was asleep) and it ran fine for about 5 minutes. then, i got up to get some water, came back, and it was frozen. nothing would shake it out of the freeze, so i manually restarted and turned it back on.
well, everything spun up, but before the bios screen even came on, i got what sounded like a grinding noise that i've never had on this board before (kinda like the startup noise, if you know what im talking about, but much louder and longer). then, it powered off. and powered on again by itself. and powered off again. and this loop continued until i cut the power on the power supply.
i had to leave for school, so i didnt get a chance to see if it posted any codes. i called MSI support, and they told me to check the RAM and the hard drive.
i havent done it yet, and havent ruled out the possibility, but im fairly sure it isnt the hard drive as the bios doesnt even post on screen before it restarts.
i didnt touch anything, the ram hasnt left the slots in months, and the whole thing's been working flawlessly for a few days since i transplanted everything into my case.
what i am a little worried about though, is that my CPU was running abnormally hot last night, hitting 71 degrees while playing AC brotherhood. its never breached 70 before, and its all stock speeds.
also wondering if resetting the bios might help.
So, any ideas what could be wrong here?
MSI Z68MA ED55 motherboard
I7 2600k at stock clocks
8 GB G. Skill Ripjaws x RAM at 1600
a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
an EVGA GTX 560 ti
i have not gotten an opportunity to see if i get any error codes or anything yet. i have found out the grinding noise is likely from the hard drive from others on another forum, but im not sure thats the issue, as i cant even get to the BIOS screen.
other topic Here for reference.
Edited by xer 21, 02 September 2011 - 03:47 PM.