My new 1150 board seems okay, it starts and loads Windows and appears to run stable (although it's not been stressed yet). However, when I try to Restart, it hangs at the BIOS screen.
The setup is as follows:
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H rev 1.0 board - updated to F7 BIOS
Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB DDR3 - CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9.
(This memory is on both the Gigabyte and Corsair compatibility lists.)
Intel Core i3-4130 microprocessor
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB SSD boot disk
Western Digital Red 3TB
Samsung SH-S183L DVD Writer
onboard graphics for the moment.
Seasonic X-series SS-650KM 80 plus Gold power supply
Windows 7 64 bit
That's it for the moment, haven't got any further. So the PC will not restart and gets stuck at the BIOS screen. I must switch off, then on and everything works again.
I've been going through the BIOS (can't think of anything else) and firstly the processor wasn't detected correctly (I've read this happens sometimes with this board on other forums) and that the memory was not detected properly, both the timings and frequency were wrong on the board, so I have corrected both to the Intel and Corsair values.
There has been NO overclocking attempts on this board.
I've also tried upping the voltage for the RAM a little (from 1.5V to a max of 1.65V, no effect).
I've had the board some ten days now, so running out of time to send it backto Amazon (already an international postage, so I'm not keen) and I have no idea if the memory or the board is at fault.
I've been searching around and found very little, so after years of this I find myself beaten twice in as many weeks. Damned annoying!
If anyone has any ideas they would be welcome! Thank you in advance for your assistance...