I just finished building my rig, but I have run into problems, here are the specs to start...
I7 920 w/ TRUE
Gigabyte UD4P Mobo
6gb Corsair Dominator CAS 8 Tri Channel RAM
Antec P183 Case
Antec CP850w PSU
EVGA GTX 295
Samsung F1 Spinpoint 640GB 16mb buffer
I freshly formatted with OEM Vista 64bit
Now here is the "problem"...very often when i poweron/restart/exit bios, the whole computer shuts down for 1-2 sec...and powers itself back on. It also makes a strange clicking noise when it shuts off/powers on, I also have no posting noise, it doesn't beep whatsoever which I find very strange. Could it just be the sound of my PSU and a PSU/mobo function when it restarts?
After it does that, I have no problems using the comp, functions fine...but one time I powered it on, it said bios checksum error or something like that, and I ended up restarting and booting the OS with "last known working configuration", it ended up uninstalling the drivers I had just installed.
Brand new comp, hope there's nothing wrong with it! Built it myself, so doubting my competency a little even though it works...Thanks in advance!
You should check your RAM settings in the BIOS. Make sure everything is adjusted correctly. This symptom happens when the BIOS settings fail and the the BIOS resets to default. Don't worry about the clicking. It's just the SU doing what it does.
haha true, sorry i was very antsy and was up all night installing/tinkering.
right now it appears it only turns off after i exit bios..turns off for a few sec, and turns back on with no problems. pretty weird still!
and there is still no boot up noise.
unfortunately it didn't work
saved bios settings and instantly powered down right after...and started up in a few secs like it always does.
i guess it's not a problem...unless it's somehow dmging my system without me knowing?