Around Mid-December, I decided to upgrade my tower. I moved from an old Core 2 Duo to a new i5, new Sabertooth P67 Motherboard, 4x4GB Corsair DDR3 RAM, replaced my GTX 460 2GB DDR5, the works.
After about a month or so, I started to get crashes/freezes while playing MW3. The crashes would occur at different times, up until recently. Whenever I did anything, such as loading Youtube or even booting into Windows, the system would hang and I would have to hard reset to get the system to boot into the Windows screen again. As of now, my tower blue screens after the Windows is Starting logo.
I've tried system repair, as well as installing a fresh copy of Windows 64 bit. When it boots off of the CD, after pressing install, it will just have the Setup is Starting... line written, but not actually do anything. I spent close to two hours waiting for something, anything to happen.
I've also run Memtest to see if that was the problem. All 4 sticks came back clean with no errors.
Any advice would be appreciated. And thank you in advance.
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
GPU: Palit NE5X460SF1142 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Sonic 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
HD: Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive
PSU: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Case/Tower: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Do the Asus motherboards have a System Event Log (SEL)? That's the easiest way to tell if it's a hardware or software issue.
Barring that, do they publish a Platform Confidence Test, or a compatible hardware list?
Unfortunately, most of these answers will be found over on Asus' website, not Intel.