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briefly- new build consisting of
corsair 750hx
asrock 890gx pro3
athlon II x4 645
2x2 ocz amd edition ram (runs at 1600 but i have at 1333 for safety)
WD cav black 640gb
xiggy gaia cpu cooler
win 7 home 64-bit

heres the problem, when i use it it keeps "soft" locking every few minutes whenever i try and do anything related to windows and i can hear the hdd spinning down (just like when a pc crashes) and after a bit it goes back to normal, the keyboard also flickers when the hdd spins down (keyboard is backlight)

i thought something might be shorting or something so i tried cleaning all of the connectors, changing the molex and sata connectors, using a different hdd (was a pain to try this one because i had to install windows twice). another thing, does anyone know if this motherboard NEEDS paper washers? i didnt use them because they are a pain, i have 2 builds without them and they are running fine

edit:so windows stops responding (thats what the thing says when it pops up and i end task and it restarts) so the desktop icons and taskbar disappear and then reappear

edit2: editing as im debugging.... hdd completely shuts off, i had just the psu, mobo, cpu, and hdd hooked up (not even fans or case plugs/buttons)runs in safe mode fine so im starting to think its windows thats causing problems.... i guess i will try a repair then a reinstall

edit3: when i try a repair or reinstall the hdd shuts off while im trying to start it, usually stays off for a few minutes or just stays off until i restart, its doing this with 2 different hdds
Edited by twich12 - 4/16/11 at 6:05am
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post #2 of 6
Short?
Did you use standoffs?
post #3 of 6
pull out the motherboard, make sure the standoffs are in the correct locations
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try building it outside of the case and debugging. then you'll know if its a case short or not.
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What's a case short? And what are it's common symptoms? This is very interesting.. (sorry to butt in, please delete if too rude).
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What's a case short? And what are it's common symptoms? This is very interesting.. (sorry to butt in, please delete if too rude).
not rude at all, its just when your motherboard is touching the case in an inappropriate way and causing an electrical short, can cause all kinds of strange things to happen.... turns out that when i turn off cool n' quiet the problems go away, i think i might RMA this mobo because now in the bios (uefi) it isnt showing whats connected to sata ports 1-4, going to try and flash the bios before i RMA though, its working fine with cool n' quiet disabled it just doesnt show those ports in the bios
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