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Intel Sandy Bridge headache

post #1 of 16
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When i upgraded to windows 7 64 my old build was suddenly 3 times slower than in xp so i upgraded to the new intel sandy bridge. (see my system) which has so many bugs in it that i was tearing my hair out for two days with this stupid thing. first off if you have any usb storage devise plugged in the computer will turn on but nothing will ever show up on the monitor, since i have a Asus board that means i cant use EZ flash, secondly the drivers for all the hardware are suddenly extremely sensitive, if the computer crashes once even just a crash to desktop will break the graphics driver to the point where you cant fix it (clean install of graphics driver doesnt work), luckily i backed up before i did anything that might cause a crash. i would love to list all the bugs on here but there are way too many to remember and my memory is not that good to begin with. I like to overclock and overclocking with this is very annoying, because if it crashes then i have to restore my computer to my backup, you can imagine how long it would take doing trial and error with overclocking.
so if you plain on doing a sandy bridge build, DONT, wait until they work out all the bugs, as for me, i finally got this thing working the way i want it to so i dont want to go to all the trouble of tearing this thing apart again to return everything, and yes i fit all this hardware into an Antec 900 case, but its so crowded in there now i cant get my hand in anymore smile.gif
my system
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Intel core I7 2600K at 3.8 ghz Asus P8P67 WS Revelution 2 EVGA Geforce GTX 465 SLI 8 gigs of GSkill of gaming series 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 250gig, 1 2TB, 3 80 gig WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CoolMax 1350W Antec 900 
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Intel core I7 2600K at 3.8 ghz Asus P8P67 WS Revelution 2 EVGA Geforce GTX 465 SLI 8 gigs of GSkill of gaming series 
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2 250gig, 1 2TB, 3 80 gig WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CoolMax 1350W Antec 900 
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post #2 of 16
I haven't had any issues with my build. Did you do a clean install of Windows 7? Also, are you sure the mobo isn't trying to boot from the flashdrive and that's why you don't see anything? Seems like way to many problems to me...
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2600k @ 4.5 ASUS P8P67 Pro 980TI Classified 16GB x G.Skill 
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8TB worth Windows 7 x64 Dell 3007WFP + BenQ 24" + Acer 22" Logitech G510 
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Corsair 850W Antec 900 MX518 
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2600k @ 4.5 ASUS P8P67 Pro 980TI Classified 16GB x G.Skill 
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8TB worth Windows 7 x64 Dell 3007WFP + BenQ 24" + Acer 22" Logitech G510 
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Corsair 850W Antec 900 MX518 
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post #3 of 16
Dont be telling people to expect similar problems. This is clearly an isolated issue. I have not had any issues at all with my sandy bridge.
    
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i5 2500K @ 4.5 GA-P67A-UD3-B3 EVGA 570 8GB Gskill 1600mhz 
Hard DrivePower
1.5TB CORSAIR 850TX 
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i5 2500K @ 4.5 GA-P67A-UD3-B3 EVGA 570 8GB Gskill 1600mhz 
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1.5TB CORSAIR 850TX 
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post #4 of 16
1. I have zero bugs with my system, and SB is a VERY stable chip. Don't blame an entire chip based off of PEBKAC issues.

2. Have you tried a clean install of Windows 7?

3. It's possible that your overclock is not stable, you'd be surprised what an unstable overclock can cause.
post #5 of 16
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if you dont believe me go looking around on google you will find tons of people with the same problems, and the overclock is stable now, ive done work arounds for all the bugs except for the usb storage, screen will flash once turn off waits a little then does it again and again, but that doesnt bother me because i can just put the bios update on one of the other internal drives.

heres what one of the asus guys said.

Some of you may have been experiencing a double POST on your P8P67 series motherboard whereupon after powering on the system from a cold boot, the board will power on and then immediately reset itself before it actually POSTs and shows any display on the screen. I’ll explain the fix below and give some information about why this happens.

First, I would like to stress the importance of flashing the BIOS to the latest BIOS revision as listed on our support website, http://support.asus.com/download. You can access the ASUS EZ Flash tool from within the UEFI (advanced options, tools) to flash the BIOS from any removable device such as a USB flash drive.
From time to time we needed to implement full resets in order to maintain stability due to the architecture of the Sandy Bridge platform. For instance, the system may require one full reset when the PCH power has been cut during S5 power state. To fix the most common additional reset (double POST when powering on from off state), enter UEFI BIOS -> go to ‘Advanced’ tab -> go down to ‘APM’, press Enter -> enable the “Power on by PCIe.” function. Then press F10 to save & exit. After save & exit, let the system boot into Windows or other OS, then perform a proper shutdown: Start button -> Shut down. You will no longer have the double POST. We will fix this in an upcoming BIOS release.
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Intel core I7 2600K at 3.8 ghz Asus P8P67 WS Revelution 2 EVGA Geforce GTX 465 SLI 8 gigs of GSkill of gaming series 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 250gig, 1 2TB, 3 80 gig WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CoolMax 1350W Antec 900 
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Intel core I7 2600K at 3.8 ghz Asus P8P67 WS Revelution 2 EVGA Geforce GTX 465 SLI 8 gigs of GSkill of gaming series 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 250gig, 1 2TB, 3 80 gig WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CoolMax 1350W Antec 900 
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post #6 of 16
Please tell me you did a reinstall of seven AFTER installing your new config. If not, you got the source of your issue.
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Intel Core i5 2500k MSI P67A-GD65 (Rev. B3) Gainward GTX480 Corsair PC12800 CL7 
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500Go Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (*2 Raid-1) Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Pro Iiyama Prolite E2407HDS Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
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500Go Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (*2 Raid-1) Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Pro Iiyama Prolite E2407HDS Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
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post #7 of 16
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yes, i did do a new install of 7 after rebuilding. ive done countless computer builds and never had this many problems before.

oh yeah, on another note i found out that asus probe II gives cpu temp reading 10 C below actual temp, bios says 10 c higher than stated and IR thermometer says 10 C higher.

Ran 3dmark benchmark test

3dmark06 22336
3dmark vantage GPU 15215 CPU 25218
3dmark11 graphics score 1652 physics score 8663 combined score 1904
tests run with graphic settings set to max.

since the computer didnt crash during benchmark tests, i guess the problems are gone, these problems might have just been a freak thing, it was friday the 13th. i had one problem with another build with the computer not turning on at all, i tried everything that i could think of but couldnt fix it and even gave it to a specialist and he couldnt fix it, then when i went to pick it up and tried it one more time, it turned on, freak problems are rare but do happen, im still baffled as to what was wrong with that build.
my system
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Intel core I7 2600K at 3.8 ghz Asus P8P67 WS Revelution 2 EVGA Geforce GTX 465 SLI 8 gigs of GSkill of gaming series 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 250gig, 1 2TB, 3 80 gig WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CoolMax 1350W Antec 900 
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Intel core I7 2600K at 3.8 ghz Asus P8P67 WS Revelution 2 EVGA Geforce GTX 465 SLI 8 gigs of GSkill of gaming series 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 250gig, 1 2TB, 3 80 gig WD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CoolMax 1350W Antec 900 
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post #8 of 16
Yah this sounds like some isolated issues you are having. Sure you posted a quote about the double boot issue. Its known and not really that big of a deal.

But the other stuff your talking about, something is wrong. Doing a backup after a failed OC? Thats not normal.
550D
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Crucial 240gb Samsung EVO 250gb Corsair H80 Win7 Ultimate 64 
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post #9 of 16
The only issue I have with my setup is shutting down. 1 out 5 times it won't shut down completely. What it does is it shuts down the OS only but not the hardware.
post #10 of 16
Just because 1% of people that have sandy bridge are having the same problem that you are, does not mean that everyone is going to have that issue. Sounds like you have multiple issues that you need to work out.

Just because you have built a few computers don't mean you are all knowing. I know people who have been driving for 20 years and they still suck at it.

There is something wrong with some part or even multiple parts of your computer to be having that many issues.
Sandy Bridge
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OCZ Vertex 3 120gb SSD OCZ Vertex 2 120gb SSD LG 22X DVD BURNER RASA 750 RX240  
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XSPC RS360 RAD EX 580 WATER BLOCK Lamptron FC5 fan controller  Windows 7 pro 64-bit 
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