MSI GT70 motherboard bad?

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  1. Theguywhobea

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    Hi All, just picked up another GT70 off ebay. Seller stated it was a no POST after replacing the RAM. I got it and took out the RAM they had in there and replaced it with some known good RAM and it POSTed fine. Threw the SSD from my other GT70 into it and it booted into Windows fine. Ran for maybe 5 minutes before the screen went fuzzy and it shut off. Figured it was just a driver issue so I rebooted it to safe mode and ran DDU. After it came back up I went to install the drivers and it did it again. Figured the GPU might be bad and I had a spare 880m to throw in there. Put that in, as well as I changed the CPU as well for a 4930MX. Rebooted it and it went to windows again, as I was going through to see what everything was doing it crashed again. It won't POST again for about an hour or so, it almost seems heat related? I'm guessing the motherboard must be cooked or something, however when I inspected it I didn't see any obvious signs.

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    try external monitor
    GPU "or only cable or display"

    when the boot succeeds .,,.coolerboost !!
    and HWINFO in windows --determine heat problem
     
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    Yeah I did try these already. I turned on the cooler boost and went into HWInfo but the crashed before I could get to the GPU temps. I would like to rule it out as a GPU specific problem as two different 880m's have caused this exact same behavior. I did try an external monitor as well but when it crashes it crashes, doesn't matter if it's the internal display or an external display.
     
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    but sometimes works ??? VR PADS !!!
     
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    It sometimes boots into Windows for like 5 - 10 minutes, and all the thermal pads are in place. Are you suggesting I look at the thermal pads on the voltage regulators for the GPU or for the CPU?
     
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    all,.,. you must see the PRINTED hw on all pads


    or try cpu lock / gpu lock "minimal state + cooler boost"
    check stability ,.,.,but VR cooling is slow "some models --passive " impossible use fans for cooling


    ,,best basic inspection ?? ,.,.,.new pads / thermal paste
    PADS - TG8 "thermal grizzly is good" soft and working or here ARCTIC 6w/mk -low cost / soft

    you have to evaluate the problem yourself., from a distance it is difficult

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    REPASTE / new pads --basic step "when have random problem" this look like temperatures problem"
    cpu / gpu look OK ?? ,,.,,.VR or others

    check BD-PROCHOT status ?? when is possitible or all for CPU
    Throttle stop is best for this

    ,.,.some status is hidden after EC chip "impossible find real data"

    translation

    edit ,.,.hwinfo screen or log ?? for gpu / cpu zone ???
     
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    Okay I mean, I haven't tried NEW thermal pads yet as the pads I had didn't match the same thickness as the ones that came on it stock, however I'll see if I can swap some out. Also, I did already repaste everything with Arctic silver already. I could try setting the CPU and GPU to minimum states however it usually doesn't stay on long enough to really get anything meaningful done. Also, I have the GPU drivers uninstalled so I would think it would mostly just be using the iGPU... Although like the GPU, I have tried swapping the CPU for a known good one and got the same results.
     
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    when is problem igpu --CPU zone + VR

    this is old machine ,.,.what contains bios ??
    disable speed step ?? -- and have BASE CLOCK lock for cpu

    GPU ? no drivers - LOCK "lower p-state"
    similar problem ,.,,or here is NVIDIA INSPECTOR ?? for GPU OC / setup "try lock p-state"
    unfortunately I don't remember

    best way ,.,.try correct pads on VR !
     
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