Hello sorry for the long post, I'm kind of at my wits end with my new build. Everything is stock, no OCs that I have set myself.
Intel I9 12900k
H150i elite lcd AIO
Corsair vengeance rgb pro 32gig ddr4
Strix nvidia GeForce 1080 (temporary)
TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4
Asus rog Thor 1200w psu
10 ql 120 corsair rgb fans
Corsair Commander core xt
Additional commander core included with cooler
Lian li lancool 3 case
SAMSUNG 980 SSD 1TB PCle 3.0x4, NVMe M.2 22
So I install everything, get windows installed and everything is great. Icue is managing all of my fans and rgb, and my Temps seemed fine.
After about a day I start getting a watchdog timeout bsod while playing a game. This happens about 2 more times until windows seems to become corrupted and I can't boot. While trying to re-install windows I keep getting the same watchdog bsod, and irql not equal bsods.
At this time i moved my computer to troubleshoot. Re seated the memory and everything installed again fine. Also ran memtest and got no errors.
Fast forward another day of no problems. At this point i move my computer back to where i wanted it and within 2 hours I'm getting the same issue again. This time re-seating the memory did not work. I cannot install windows or open command prompt in the recovery environment without a watchdog timeout or irql not equal error. I've also seen kernel security check failures and system service exceptions on some install attempts.
Things I've tried: New memory sticks
Trying different memory slots
Reseating cpu and checking for damage
Taking gpu out and running on board graphics
Setting bios to default settings
Multiple windows installs from different USB sticks
At this point I'm convinced its a CPU or motherboard problem. If I can't figure out the issue in a few days I'm going to return to microcenter and exchange my mobo (have a replacement plan) and my CPU.
Two questions: Any ideas what's causing my issues here? And if it is a CPU problem, can I exchange my CPU for the same one without the little plastic casing it came in? (accidently threw it away). Thanks for the help
You moved it elsewhere? I assume onto a different power outlet or surge protector? I would work from that angle to see if this is a power issue that's causing the instability.
Sounds like you have swapped out every other component. You could try running Memtest86 and see if you can pickup some failures. The tests that fail will give you an indication of a failing IMC on the CPU.
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