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November 8, 2013 8:11:55 PM

I built a new PC and it will not get past the BIOS to get to Windows 7 Ultimate. To make matters worse, It keeps rebooting right at the post screen. I have the computer at the bare minimum just to try and get it to work. Here is the list of the components I have installed.

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Rev. 1.0 (BIOS is at F5)
Intel core i7-4770, 3.5 GHz, 8MB Cache LGA1150
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD (Solid State Drive) (This is the hard drive W7 is installed on)
G. Skills Ares (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-1600C9D-16AR and G. Skills (3 X 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
PSU Thermaltake 600 W

Here is all the troubleshooting that I have attempted.

1. Made sure all my devices are compatible and set the BIOS to start from the SSD.

2. Tested EVERY stick of RAM individually in each and every slot on the motherboard.

3. Reset CMOS, both ways (battery and button).

4. Installed Windows 7 on my HDD backup to test if the problem was with the SSD. The backup HDD was a SATA Maxtor 300 GB.

5. Tried switching the SATA cables into the different SATA ports (SATA0 - SATA7)


Here is a little other information that may be helpful:

1. Used the windows disk to try and repair the problem. Same original result

2. When Windows 7 was installed on the backup HDD, the same result.

3. All settings on the motherboard are factory, haven't been changed since taken out of box, other than setting the bootup drive in BIOS.

4. Previous computer worked properly with the same PSU.

5. All the LED codes are startup codes and do not show any error codes.

6. Searched for a PSU calculator to estimate how much power I would be using. I am at least 300W below the max 600W.

If you have encountered this problem or have seen it somewhere before, please help me. Any advice, recommendation, critiques would be very welcome.
November 8, 2013 8:18:58 PM

Use the 2X8gb of RAM and DON'T use the 3X2gb of RAM. That is probably the problem.
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November 8, 2013 8:26:11 PM

petersb75 said:
I built a new PC and it will not get past the BIOS to get to Windows 7 Ultimate. To make matters worse, It keeps rebooting right at the post screen. I have the computer at the bare minimum just to try and get it to work. Here is the list of the components I have installed.

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Rev. 1.0 (BIOS is at F5)
Intel core i7-4770, 3.5 GHz, 8MB Cache LGA1150
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD (Solid State Drive) (This is the hard drive W7 is installed on)
G. Skills Ares (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-1600C9D-16AR and G. Skills (3 X 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
PSU Thermaltake 600 W

Here is all the troubleshooting that I have attempted.

1. Made sure all my devices are compatible and set the BIOS to start from the SSD.

2. Tested EVERY stick of RAM individually in each and every slot on the motherboard.

3. Reset CMOS, both ways (battery and button).

4. Installed Windows 7 on my HDD backup to test if the problem was with the SSD. The backup HDD was a SATA Maxtor 300 GB.

5. Tried switching the SATA cables into the different SATA ports (SATA0 - SATA7)


Here is a little other information that may be helpful:

1. Used the windows disk to try and repair the problem. Same original result

2. When Windows 7 was installed on the backup HDD, the same result.

3. All settings on the motherboard are factory, haven't been changed since taken out of box, other than setting the bootup drive in BIOS.

4. Previous computer worked properly with the same PSU.

5. All the LED codes are startup codes and do not show any error codes.

6. Searched for a PSU calculator to estimate how much power I would be using. I am at least 300W below the max 600W.

If you have encountered this problem or have seen it somewhere before, please help me. Any advice, recommendation, critiques would be very welcome.


http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...
you need BIOS F7 for that CPU-won't work out the box.
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November 8, 2013 9:39:52 PM

Thanks. I didn't think about updating the BIOS. I'll give that a try and get back you if it doesn't.
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