In short the Issue is: I can't install Windows 10 or Linux on my new PC. I have tested all components and the only thing left that i suspect could be an issue is the CPU. How do i check for a faulty CPU with no OS installed?
The long version:
I bought completely new components for a new PC. Components are:
Motherboard: ASUS ROG crosshair VIII Dark Hero.
CPU: Ryzen 5900x
RAM: 4x8gb G.Skill TridentZ NEO 3600 mhz
PSU: Corsair RM850X 850w.
GPU: Gigabyte RTX2070 Super
CPU Cooler: NZXT Z73
HDD: Samsung Evo Pro 980 2tb nvme m.2.
Cabinet: Nzxt H710i.
When i boot on the Windows installer from a USB i get the error: “Windows installation encountered an unexpected error. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation. (Error: 0xC0000005)”
Sometimes i get BSOD's before even getting into the Windows installer. The BSOD's i get are all over the place:
Irql not less or equal
System PTE Misuse
When installing Ubuntu Linux the machine just freezes during install.
Things i have tried (this is the long list):
Ram is running pure vanilla at 2100 mhz.
The only component i have left to test is the CPU, but i don't have another AMD board i can put it in, and neither do i have another Ryzen to put in my new board.
So is there a way to test if a CPU is faulty without installing an OS? I have litterally tested everything else.
ALL suggestions appreciated because i have almost given up right about now.
A lot of the BSOD's relate to memory and storage, an my final idea is if the processor has an error that messes up memory handling? I dunno.... i am blank.
Solved! Go to Solution.
It was a defective CPU.
During my attempt to problem solve this a LOT of people have claimed that if you can access your bios it can't possibly be a CPU error. This is wrong. It was a CPU error.
So to anyone who might find this post in the future when looking for assistance. I suggest having your CPU RMA'ed.
Over and out.
Hello Razu...tbh if you encounter these kind of things nad you cant even install windows normally...RMA it. They will check if its faulty and iam pretty sure it is.
You could also try asking for assistance from https://www.tenforums.com/ for install issues.
Here is a simple answer:
If you can get into BIOS, then your CPU is functioning.
That CPU will do millions of instructions before you can blink your eyes.
Just bring up BIOS and let it sit there. If it crashes before you get into BIOS, then you have
some sort of physical error. Just sitting in BIOS the system is still refreshing the screen, listening to
the keyboard, and that pesky mouse. Running the timers. (ie. millions of instructions being executed)
With installing an operating system, my experience is
that most errors are User errors(you) with a very few being the software expecting a particular
type of hardware.
I haven't tried updating the SSD firmware. I will try that.
However i have tried the old sata ssd, the new sata ssd and the m.2 in my old 2016 intel build. And I can install a clean windows on them all there with no problem at all.
If your system is stable in BIOS. Then I believe you DON'T have a hardware error.
Sometimes the USB thumb drive doesn't fit in the USB Port well. But I think you ruled that out with the external drive.
If your system doesn't freeze up or blue screen when you are in BIOS - then it is time to look at Software (OS) or BIOS settings.
Even if you want to eventually run CSM disabled. I suggest you get over this problem first by running CSM enabled.
Load optimized defaults in BIOS. Keep CSM enabled. Then try Installing windows again.
All parts New
Moby Rog Crosshair VIII Hero
CPU AMD 9 5900
Cooler Wraith Prism Thermal
What do you do when it gives a "CPU fan error", but the fan power is plugged in and the fan is physically spinning away but the boot up only lets me go into bios(F1) but it won't boot to set up win10?