Hey there! So I'm having some problems with my new computer. I put it together yesterday and got it running. I guess I should mention this is the first time I've built a computer from scratch. Now, when I first turned it on, it wouldn't boot, it would just loop through the start up cycle, so I pulled out my RAM and tried with only one stick, and it worked, so I put the other stick in and turned it on and it worked just fine with the other stick, so I didn't think much of it. I put it together, downloaded the drivers from GB site and was doing good, until I ran into a problem with my system randomly freezing. So I looked into it and I found a solution to the freezing, it was the c3/c6 state, I disabled it and the computer worked like a charm, no problems. So after playing some Skyrim last night, I decided to turn it off and go to bed. Well I woke up this morning and tried to turn it on and I couldn't even make it to the splash screen before it would turn off. However, after letting it reboot endlessly for about five to ten minutes it would start, once I made it to the Windows log in screen I was home free, the problems would stop.
Now, I've done the usual checklist of things, clearing cmos, removing the battery, checking the RAM, the power supply, I've tried it without the graphics card, without anything plugged into the USB ports, I've tried it with just the absolute minimal (motherboard, one stick of ram, power supply, cooling system, and CPU) and it still had the same problems. I do have a liquid cooling system in place, but it runs perfectly and keeps my CPU nice and cool, I ran some tests to make sure the CPU wasn't over heating.
Also, I did just update the bios to f14 with @bios, I'm going to do a cold boot here in about 30 minutes, however, I'd like to have something to work with if it doesn't boot. Now, I'm thinking that because of the fact that I can get it to run properly would suggest it isn't a hardware/wiring problem, but a setting within the bios that is causing all of these problems. Also, one little side note, the power supply, hard drive, and disc drive are all from my previous system and ran flawlessly without hitch, ever, I'm even using the same case I had before, so unless I dropped my case and didn't know it, none of the components were moved. Also, there is no over clocking going on, I want to, but first things is first haha.
My specs are;
Intel i5-3570k Ivy Bridge 3.4 (Turbo Boost to 3.8 )
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard
2 Pareema DDR3 pc3-12800 4GB sticks at 1600 access rates
Sea Gate 1TB hard drive.
1000w Prudent Way power supply 80 plus certified.
nvidia GTX 560 GPU