I'm running a msi x58 sli platinum with ocz gold ram 1600mhz and windows xp.
Every say 20th time i boot my computer up nothing starts the bios splash screen doesnt even show but all the light on my mobo turn on? i then hold the power button and shut down manually. when i turn the computer back on again it works and i get the windows failed to start screen. i have all my memory in the right slots and ive never flashed my bios. this is the first computer ive built and im really confused.
are you sure you give your ram the right amount of power?
Its possible that your bios default memory settings are a bit off.
Manually set the default timings, default voltage. You could also try 0.02-0.05v above default. This should solve the problem.
Its also possible that your ram isnt causing the nothingness. =)