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Hey guys,

I've been opening a couple of threads recently with separate problems, and I am now trying to conclude whether they are all linked! I've got lots of revision to do for university, I have an exam soon, and need this rig to be fully functional by the end of today! (Specs in Sig)

I was hoping with the combined knowledge of you guys if you could enlighten me as to what you think these problems are, and how to solve them, as I've never used such an advanced system before, the BIOS is completely new to me, all of the errors I've seen don't even make any logical sense! I'll list my current issues, in order from booting.

1 - Press power button, computer starts, blank screen for several seconds, then reboots itself, blank screen again, reboots itself, blank screen again, then finally boots. It occasionally tells me my overclock has failed (not every time), I haven't even overclocked... My RAM is working at 1600mhz, as it should be:

BIOS Info for problem 1: BIOS Version: 1502 (could need an upgrade), CPU @ 3.4ghz. 1.240V and for some reason at 51C, but when I'm on Windows 7, it's at 33C.

2 - USB 3 is intermittent, the ports work at the front occasionally, then decide not to, and for some obscure reason, when I first installed windows and had my HDD/SSD's set up, my External HDD after transferring via usb 3 to SATA III on my WD HDD, there would be an error saying the file can not be located, and both of the drives (my external and internal WD HDD), would shut off. And not come back on until I restarted. The only solution I have come up with is reinstalling my USB 3 every time this happens. (Again this could be due to needing a bios update.

3 - Playing games, now, I loaded GTA IV up, and the textures wouldn't load, there'd be artefacts everywhere and freezing, this happened once, and I haven't played it since, I just deleted it, I really can't be bothered with it. My graphics card works fine on Aliens Vs Predator maxed out. No freezing issues, however, it did take a good 5 minutes to load. Extremely slow. (All my games are installed on my Internal WD HDD, SSD is for operating system and utility programs etc...) Black Ops just freezes after 5 seconds of loading menu. Crysis won't let me use Vsync, and at first wouldn't even start, took a fair amount of fiddling. I have no idea what could cause so many issues.

4 I have done a reformat since, and nothing has changed, exactly the same problems, I'm tempted to do another one now, just to confirm they're permanent. When I try and run "Windows Memory Diagnostics", I get this:

Windows cannot check for memory problems

An error is preventing Windows from checking for memory problems during startup. To run the Windows Memory Diagnostic manually, boot the computer from the Windows installation disc, and then select Windows Memory Diagnostic from the Windows Boot Manager menu.

The thing that is odd, that's exactly what I did do. Ran it from my Windows disk! So, it's totally wrong or confused... I don't know. I'm on my new rig now to write this, it's stable in Windows, I just hope I haven't damaged anything. Or the i7 is defective, or the RAM is... Or the PSU!

I'll also attach a DXDIAG. Please see attachments.

Other information:

I did a bit of googling round first before posting:

http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co...d.php?t=352329

This was the closest thing I could find!

As always any input is greatly appreciated, and I'm sorry to have to ask so much of this community, but I'm at the end of my tether, I can't focus cause I'm so stressed about my exams, this is just another downfall, I thought a new computer would help me be able to focus, but with all these issues, it's done the opposite !

Thanks!
    
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i say go back to the bench,

make sure you're not shorting anything (missing mobo mounts etc)
strip back to bare minimum, so just 1 stick of RAM, 1 hdrive

how are your getting your window temps? realtemp? i would probably trust the bios temp which is quite hot for idling.

make sure your cpu cooler is mounted correctly and not overtightened
this can flex your mobo, cause things to short, especially if you forgot some silicon spacer or something.

don't be in too much of a rush to simply throw everything together straight away take your time!
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this sounds more like a mobo problem and might be better answered from other Sabertooth owners... I know they had some issues.
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i say go back to the bench,

make sure you're not shorting anything (missing mobo mounts etc)
strip back to bare minimum, so just 1 stick of RAM, 1 hdrive

how are your getting your window temps? realtemp? i would probably trust the bios temp which is quite hot for idling.

make sure your cpu cooler is mounted correctly and not overtightened
this can flex your mobo, cause things to short, especially if you forgot some silicon spacer or something.

don't be in too much of a rush to simply throw everything together straight away take your time!
The Sabertooth motherboard has a utility that comes with it, and it is unbelievable, tells me the temperatures all round the board, can even edit fan settings etc...! Really impressed with it.

I know for a fact my CPU cooler is seated well, I spent AGES on it. Making 100% sure. I also don't have any cleaner handy for the CPU! It is definitely a possibility.

The mounting screws were already in the case, it was a pretty easy install! I was very impressed with the amount of options I had.

I'm going to take it apart in a bit, have a good inspection, I've already put a ruler against it, to see if the motherboard is flexing, and the cooler is on very well. I just wish there were more ways to find out what is wrong other than trial and error.

Thanks a lot for the reply, it's nice to know that I'm along the right lines anyway. All this new technology is insane, I can barely keep track, in my head I'm back at the Pentium 4 days lol!

A lot has happened since then.
    
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this sounds more like a mobo problem and might be better answered from other Sabertooth owners... I know they had some issues.
Alrighty then, I'll have a poke around the forums. My first instinct was to make a thread, thanks for pointing me in the right direction, it slipped my mind to even have a look around haha.

I'm in a rush for my exams, got a lot of revision to do, and I don't want to be stuck with a malfunctioning computer.
    
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Try removing the HDD and only booting with the SSD.

EDIT: I say this because my brother had weird issues similar to this a few months ago and it turned out one of the other HDDs in his system was failing.
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Try removing the HDD and only booting with the SSD.

EDIT: I say this because my brother had weird issues similar to this a few months ago and it turned out one of the other HDDs in his system was failing.
Yeah, I've already done that, doesn't seem to make much difference unfortunately, thanks for the input though! Just tried 1 stick of RAM too, no difference... :/

I'm so confused! Doesn't make any logical sense, I've been building computers for ages, just have no idea... lol!
    
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Just reseated my CPU, using the X method, put my hard drives in different Sata ports, booted up, same scenario except now I can't even load windows, getting blue screens now, first time, and also getting messages saying no boot disk detected.

Think my HDD is faulty! Hmm!
    
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Didn't see this in the OP after a quick skim, have you tried resetting the CMOS?
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I've reset the CMOS once yeah, I don't usually like doing it too many times, I've always found it can mess stuff up!
    
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