If you've tried all the obvious and still stuck in power saving mode; this is what I did
After installing a new cpu fan w/cooler, I had disconnected all wires ; as it was necessary for the install of fan. I had two wires slightly wrong.
1) The power cable which is the 4 holes with plastic on it; I had it in reverse! Clip faces outside. Ok fixed.
2) Then those 3 little thin 2 pin wires..reset, power & hdd were incorrect. The negative wire (black) should face outside. Then insert the reset wire in the 2 pins closest to the one missing a pin. then plug in the power wire in the next 2pins; so they're touching. Now SKIP two pins & plug the HDD wire into the last pins; so there will be a space between the power & HDD wires. VOila!
I have tried all memories by starting computer one of them. It did not help. The same problem occured again. I have also changed places of RAMs. #1 to #2, #2 to #3, #3 to #1. I did not help too.
If you want to know, My CPU temp is 77C under load. 40C-45 no under load. I use thermalright extreme 120 ultra.
My New BIOS Settings:
Ai Overclock Tuner - Manual
CPU Ratio Setting - Auto
Intel (R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech - Disabled
Intel (R) Turbo Mode Tech - Disabled
BCLK Frequency - 211
PCIE Fequency - 100
DRAM Frequency - DDR3 - 1688
DRAM CAS# Latency - 8 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay - 8 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# PRE Time - 8 DRAM Clock
DRAM RAS# ACT Time - 24 DRAM Clock
(2nd formation: 2T)
CPU Voltage 1.3000v
CPU PLL Voltage - 1.90v
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage - 1.35v
IOH Voltage - 1.20v
IOH PCIE Voltage - Auto
ICH Voltage - 1.20v
DRAM Bus Voltage - 1.64v
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA - Auto
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA - Auto
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB - Auto
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB - Auto
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC - Auto
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC - Auto
Load-Line Calibration - Enabled
CPU Differential Amplitude - Auto
CPU Clock Skew - Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum - Disabled
IOH Clock Skew - Auto
PCIE Spread Spectrum - Disabled
I use Team Xtreem ram kit just as I explained. Team xtreem is reliable for asus chipsets?(p6tse)