Had to reinstall Win10 (system began freezing after some seconds after login, quick look at event viewer didn't really help, and it probably was not caused by hardware (I disconnected my soundcard and a RAM stick, disabled overclocking and problem persisted).
First, used "restore PC to factory settings, keep my files" -- but it decided it'd be a good idea to recreate my user account, bring list of removed files, create shortcuts in Start menu -- which I didn't ask it to do -- and it spent 1 hour doing it. It also decided to look for something on all my HDDs, shortening their lifespan. I will never use this "procedure" anymore ever in my life.
Anyway, here's an Official Protip how to perform clean WIndows installation Properly™ without USB sticks:
Have at least 2 disks. In my case -- one 120 GB SSD is used _only_ by Win10 and some smaller apps you don't mind eing reinstalled. Important data (documents, music, desktop, program files) is stored on other disks
Download Win10 ISO and unpack it to some folder on the second drive
When you'll need to reinstall Windows, start your computer from Recovery partition (reboot holding Shift) and launch CMD
File - Open...
Go to folder with unpacked win10
File type: All files
Right click - Run the win10 installation EXE file
Install type: Clean install
Delete all partitions from win10 disk (which the Recovery OS is loaded from -- so funny it allows me to remove itself -- i make fun of this every time)
Install on Unallocated Space -- it will only take up to 15 minutes
All you'll need to do later is to change path to user folders (documents, music, desktop...), reinstall drivers, apps (on demand -- no need to install everything right away), change desktop background, disable unnecessary services... pretty sure you can use some script for this.
Jasin Natael wrote on 2020-11-07, 18:15:
I'm fairly sure the 9590 is what killed the board, what happened was that the Deepcool AIO I was using actually pushed it's little glass tube out of the pump and dump coolant all over the socket. But I think it just got so warm it couldn't withstand the pressure. The cooler actually still worked afterwards but I couldn't keep it from leaking. Good news is that since it was under warranty Deepcool actually paid out and that's how I built my first gen Ryzen system. It also killed my RAM, SSD and one of my HDDs, although my GPU at that time a r9 380x survived. I've still got the board and the chip, I'll be hanging onto it for sure. It would boost and run benchmarks at 5.2ghz but was far from stable. It was BARELY stable at a 5ghz all core clock. It was fun to play with at the time though. Zen was such a gamechanger and we are still seeing the ripples from it arriving on the scene, though I still think Piledriver refresh was better than it got credit for....people are still sore over the Bulldozer launch.
That's why I decided I would stay away from water cooling solutions -- dang ol' air still does the job good enough for me.
I also have cleaned the cooler from dust and replaced 4-year old TIM on a ThinkPad T470 -- 70 and noisy in idle turned to 70 and slient under heavy load.