That board is 9 years old, and could be in the early stages of component failure.
Other hardware may also be starting to fail, like the power supply.
Also, Windows 10 is not supported on that board:
Actually, that board only supports Windows 7, Vista, and XP.
Personally, I would take a backup of the data, and start planning for a new PC.
Thank you very much to Al Hill for the information provided above.
Thank you very much for joining the Intel® desktop boards communities.
Just to let you know and as it was mentioned above, according to our information the board is not compatible with Windows® 10, that means there could be different kind of problems with the PC if you use that operating system.
Based on the information you gave us above, it seems to be the problem started after you did the Windows update, so, at this point we can try to roll back the updates to try to fix this problem, please verify the link below to get the instructions of how to do that:
If the problem gets fixed by doing that, then another suggestion will be to disable the automatic Windows updates on the PC, please look for the instructions on the following link:
Please let me know the results of trying the steps above.
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Any further questions, please let me know.
No, no, no. This is not a Windows 10 problem; it is also occurring pre-boot.
If you are seeing the "The System BIOS has detected unsuccessful post attempts" message, it is usually (in fact, almost always) an indication that the board is unable to initialize its memory at the current settings. Your description of spontaneous resets occurring in Windows also points to this (i.e. memory operations are hanging and the failsafe timer is resetting the system).
The most likely cause of intermittent memory initialization and hang issues is noise. As components age, they generate more noise. The memory busses can handle only so much noise before transfers become garbled and failures (including hangs) can occur. Your system is designed to support 1333MHz memory transfers but, with the memory you chose, you have likely been overclocking it (via XMP profile) to 1866MHz. This is usually ok in a newer system but, with component aging, not so good later on. There is also the possibility that components included in the board design to suppress noise - decoupling capacitors, termination resistors, etc. - are failing or starting to fail and not being as effective. Finally, there is the possibility of failures occurring in the MCH component or in the DIMMs themselves.
Here are the things for you to try:
- Try disabling the XMP profile and run the memory at the default 1333MHz speed (this is controlled from the BIOS configuration).
- If errors continue to occur, try running with only 3 DIMMs installed (in the blue connectors). Continue to stick with 1333MHz.
- If errors continue to occur, try running with only 1 DIMM installed. If errors occur, test the DIMM in different DIMM sockets and, if problems occur across multiple sockets, try a different DIMM. If you isolate one DIMM that fails while the other work, then you have your culprit. Alternatively, if you isolate that problems occur when a particular DIMM socket is used, you wil have to avoid using this socket (this is almost always a non-recoverable situation).
- Finally, you can test with new DIMMs.
If you go through this whole process and the problem persists, one of the hardware failure scenarios I detailed above may be occurring. Your board is quite old and such failures are not uncommon at this age. In fact, the MTBF for many components on the board is 7 years, which means that, after 7 years, the (at least statistical) chance of failures occurring is much, much higher.
I hope this helps. This process for testing memory is exhaustive and can be a lot of work (sigh).
You are welcome.
Thank you very much to N. Scott Pearson for adding further suggestions to the thread.
I was doing further research on this case, just to confirm if the processor supports that speed on the memory RAM, and actually as mentioned above, the memory supported by the processor is DDR3 800/1066/1333, so disabling XMP profile and verify that the memory is running at 1333MHz will be a good step to try in order to fix this problem, the thing is that when you use a memory speed that is not supported by the processor the PC will work for a while, but eventually it will shows performance issues, like in this case that it was working fine for 8 months:
Please try the steps provided previously an let us know the results.
Hi to all
I checked all the RAMs as u mention to check, same issue occurred.
I search on web, the issue is occurred due to new windows update features of smart wake up and scheduled hibernation and sleep.
these features messing with the BIOS setting explicitly.
some motherboard can not handle the explicit changes and start giving the above mentioned issues of sleeping hibernating and looping of on off.
Fix is disable these new features or wait for the fix update for windows.
otherwise the 58DXSO is working fine with windows 10 pro (x64) with xeon X5660 and HyperX Fury (8x2 GB) 1866Mhz RAMs
thanks for the helping
Ibtessam, You are welcome. Excellent, we are glad to hear that you were able to install Windows® 10 on the Intel® DX58SO motherboard using the HyperX Fury (8x2 GB) 1866Mhz RAMs.
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