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So I am reaching the end of my patience for my sig rig which is too bad as it is still decent. Over the last few months the system would randomly freeze, it varied from the screen just locking up to the occasional blue screen. It not only froze on windows but on Ubuntu as well so it is not an operating system issue or a single dying HDD as my linux distro is on a 1T and my windows partition is on a raid 1.

Last week in the middle of a lan party both of my onboard NIC's died, windows could not detect them and neither could Ubuntu. I also did not see any sign of the networking components in the bios. To solve this problem I bought an Intel PCI NIC and then a few days down the road the onboard NIC's randomly started working again with no change from me.

Now ever since the NIC incident 2 out of 3 times I booted the machine windows failed to start correctly. Finally last night I got a chance to rebuild windows, once I hit the point of choosing which disk for windows an error message comes up telling me that the IO device for DISK2 times out. I got this message after three different attempts to install while trying everything from setting bios to defaults to resetting my raid. My last attempt was to unplug all other drives except 1 1t and my 2 disk raid for windows, this was a success and I finally managed to get windows to install.

I have run memory diagnostics and it came up clean. I belive this is the motherboard slowly failing. I have the bios set to the latest version and have tried numerous different things but the system still is unstable.

If through some help here we figure out that the motherboard is casuing instability and is dying I will go ahead and upgrade to new hardware a few months early.

Thanks for all of your help,
Shadow
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what memory diagnostics did you run? If anything use memtest86 to test your memory. If that comes with no errors, RMA your mobo. If you registered it, it will have a lifetime warranty on it
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I didnt register the board when I built in unfourtanetly.
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