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So after getting my replacement SSD (Thanks @Ryder) I got everything back up and running again, and now my PC is back to being a very large paperweight.
The Asrock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard that @PirateNinja sent me a few years ago decided to take a dump and die on me. My CPU (i5 2500 also from PN) was at 100% usage even during idle so I looked it up and this was an issue with Windows 10 and the older Bios that was still on the Mobo (I think it was running 1.90.) There was a newer Bios (3.10) that corrected this and added support for Ivy Bridge CPUs. So I downloaded the Bios update and ran it per instructions on ASRock's website and then upon reboot the PC won't even post.
I tried clearing CMOS by using the switch on the motherboard, using the jumper and also pulling the battery, but none of those options worked. I've tried swapping out all the parts that I have (Memory, GPU) but still no dice. Anyone have any suggestions? I think the only problem is the motherboard as my research says that this sometimes happens with that update, but I'm not sure. Failing that any other spare parts laying around that they'd be willing to part with? I don't have that big of a budget (~$100) due to all the medical bills I am still getting from being in the hospital in September but anything would be better than the dead PC that I currently have. I do have some money on Best Buy GCs, so any recommendations of good MoBos\CPUs on their site would be good as well.
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