Originally Posted by japps2
If you suspect it may be the ram why not try using the memory in your machine (None good memory) in it. See if it does the same?
Check the Voltage in the BIOS is set to the correct voltage for the sticks you have.
Also maybe worth checking your Temps in the BIOS.
^ this is good sound advice ^
If I were you I would make sure your temperatures on your mobo and cpu are running at or below the upper limits.
When you mentioned funny video that indicated to me that you may have a heat related issue causing your mobo to hick up or not work as intended. Gigabyte is known for having a few models that were not so good and caught fire. I know of a person her at OCN that had one catch fire on him.
In any case, if the temps are fine then you want to check the volts as mentioned by japps2. Now if the volts check out A OK in the bios or better yet by testing them w/a Digital Voltage meter and your PSU is working up to snuff "new PSU's do come defective every now and again" then I would try to manually set the timings and voltages of your ram.
Additionally you could try to underclock the CPU w/a bump in the votage to the CPU just to make sure it's not a power issue to the CPU as well. Some times mobo's will over or undervolt the CPU and ram depending on the board and it's voltage regulation circuitry.
I know I'm all over the place but it's really hard to diagnose a PC problem w/out it actually being in my hands so I give you a lot of things to try all at once.
As mentioned before, Memtest86+ is the BEST IMO for testing Ram. You can use it on a floppy drive, LIVE CD or even a USB Thumb Drive
Scroll to the bottom of this link till you get to the installer links for Meemtest86+ 4.20
Good Luck.Edited by N2Gaming - 5/26/11 at 8:10pm