Originally Posted by Cavey00
Q code AO is fine, mine boots with that code most of the time (on rare occations code 40, but still no problems). I don't like that it locked up a few times during the restarts. To me that means something may have gotten borked and although functioning sometimes, it still has some errors in there. I ran into a few issues installing Win 8 from usb until I spotted that little button in bios that forces it to boot from a certain device. I love that button now. Honestly if it were me and I was installing from USB and ran into issues while installing drivers on a fresh install, I would start over. It installs quick, and once you get it installed the way you want image it.
updating on my issue:
I am going to assume it was a driver issue with the video card. I got all hardware drivers updated and haven't had a problem since. went ahead and updated windows, setup my preferences and optimizations, and created a system image and a repair disc. Now, time to start downloading some stressing programs, monitors, start playing around in bios, and having a little fun with overclocking. Hopefully I'll have a reason to delid as I already purchased CLU and Gelid GC Extreme.