Not sure this is the correct area to post but my PC is a newly build and have overclocked.
For some reason my PC doesn't fully shutdown. The problem went away for a while but it came back. It seems to shutdown correctly in windows (I'm currently running window 7 64 bit) but afterwards the case fans, motherboard indicators and power LED remain on. The HDD seem to power down. Also the heat sink fan seems to kick into over drive. After pushing the power button it seems to turn on just like normal.
Is it going into standby or have i changed something in BIOS that i shouldn't have? does it have anything to do with using a SSD and ACHI mode? any help would be much appreciated.
I don't have another MB to test with. It would suck to have to send it back and they don't find it faulty, more wasted money. I want to be completely sure the MB is the problem before RMA and/or replacing with another MB. First time using gigabyte MB, should have stuck with Asus.
As for the restarting on boot up, its seems like a common problem with this motherboard, referred to as boot loop/cycle. If you read customer feedback on http://www.newegg.com/Pr...px?Item=N82E16813128498 or even just search Google your see that Gigabyte boards based on Z68 chipset have this issue.
To make sure there was an actual problem with PC i took it into my local computer repair store (Computer connections, Hastings). After handing them $100 they informed me that the PC was having issues. More specify they found that the PC would shutdown correctly if they removed the graphics card. To exclude possibility of defect video card, they tried multiple other cards and were able to reproduce shutdown issue. After excluding other components (by testing in another machine/replacing them) they concluded that their is mostly an issues with motherboard.
I'm initiated the RMA process and hopefully will get my MB repaired/replaced for a working one. I've also purchased a new MB, ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/Gen3 as my replace in the meantime which i will most likely keep. Whats the chances on the Asus being DoA....