AngryAceOk, ill give those things a try and report back! thanks
bcavnaughAll the CPU Socket Pins looked good?
bcavnaughThe CPU Looks Fried to me, it looks like it has been overheating for a long time.What Thermal Paste did you use? I would pop a new or used CPU in place of the one in your Photo.
sdcgsbI just picked up a used Z77 FTW with no accessories.Downloading software and drivers @evga and not clear what E-Leet version to use...Was going to guess 0.8.2 but Z77 not specifically listed (says X79 / Z97 / Z87).Any help on what version?