I recently upgraded my cpu,mobo,ram & storage.
my new hardware: mobo> Gigabyte Z97 Gaming 5 mATX,
CPU> Intel Core i3 4150
CPU cooler> Noctua L9i
Ram> G.skill Eco 9-9-9-24 DDR3 1600mhz 1.35v their 2X2gb kits for a total of 8gb with 2 of those exact same ram kits.
Storage: 250gb samsung 840 evo
My old hardware i carried over from previous upgrade
GPU> MSI GTX 650ti 1gb : ( from what the spec sheet says this is a PCIE 3.0 gpu )
Storage : WD cavier black laptop hard drive 300gb & a G.skill pheonix 3 120gb ssd
PSU Corsair MX430 watt
My OS is windows 7 ultimate x64
All drivers and OS are fully updated including the new gigabyte bios
My Issue is i cannot run PCIE 3.0 setting, when i set it to 3.0 in the bios i then reboot the system and begin to receive lockups and the error message display driver has stopped responding. Now here is the strange part if i set the bios to PCIE 2.0 speed i reboot and then can play any game and run benchmarks no problem.
I have run memtest and stressed tested my new parts as i always do before the return policy's expire in case a component should fail. but i was wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue and how they fixed it or am i stuck with haveing to RMA the mobo ? or if it even is a mobo issue ??
Thanks in advance for any resolutions and help and for taking the time to read this, i haven't posted in forums for a very long time so hope the format of information is okay.