I've recently bought components for a new pc and assembled it just last weekend. Unfortunately, I am having much trouble getting it up and running.
In fact, I am not able to even reinstall Windows 7 (64bits).
This feels like a punishment for getting the latest hardware. It's been awhile since I last put my own PC together and was very excited of course with the quite high specs. Only to be disappointed that the bloody system constantly keeps freezing up on me, and I notice a USB power loss as well, the lights on the mouse and also my PS/2 Keyboard switch off.
This seems to me a hardware issue, and I have no idea what to do now, or how to fix this.
I did a memtest and all is fine there. I use both SSD drive and HDD drive. I tried installing on either drive, and disconnect the other completely, but get the same results.
The system freezes upon loading Windows during boot screen. I thought at first it was perhaps a driver issue, but interestingly the USB power goes off, PS/2 power goes off as the lights on the mouse and keyboard switch off. The screen freezes of course, sometimes with artifacts on screen, and after about 5 minutes waiting the systems resets itself automatically.
I did manage to get through the windows install one time for a little while. Still it would lock up every few minutes, with all the updated drivers installed.
During the short time Windows was running, it was very strange - the system would lock up *every single time* I tried to play a (youtube) HTML5 video. flash video no problem, but HTML5 video would load and then freeze the system (???)
I thought it might be a driver issue and decided to reinstall windows, but ever since it's been freezing on me again when booting up.
I run the system at default BIOS settings, no overclock at all, I use the latest MB BIOS version. I also tried unplugging all unnecessery devices, USB cables, USB front ports etc, only connect 1 hard drive, installing on separeate drives etc. and I swapped the sata ports around, but none of it makes a difference.
Any thoughts anyone?? What to do now? I have a brand new, currently useless, system :-(
My feeling is now it could be related to the X79 chipset either or in combination with my GFX card (Nvidia GTX 590) or the Motherboard itself.
Note that I did a Google search and have been able to find reports of similar problems on other forums, but no clear answers.
I believe we might see more of this problem as the X79 platform combined with i7-3930k processor becomes more mainstream.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 rev. 1.0
CPU: Intel i7-3930k
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x4 GB
PSU: Nexus RX-1K 1000W Modular
SSD: Crucial m4 128Gb (Sata 6)
HDD: WD Caviar Green WD15EARX (Sata 6)
Optical: Blue-Ray LG BH10LS30
Video: Nvidia GTX 590 (Asus ENGTX590/3DIS/3GD5)
I will also post this message in a Gigabyte forum and an Nvidia forum.