hi, I just put together a system not long ago, a few months ago. It was crashing running windows 8 with games. I came to realize that those games and windows 8 just didnt get a long. I did notice that at times, the POST can take up to a few minutes..it shows the logo of the board, asus sabertooth and sometimes it just stick there.
I noticed it locked up on me twice. Hardcore lockup where entire system freezes requiring a hard reboot.
IS it just windows 7 that may freeze on occasion?
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No, it is your build! Tried memtest? Is it overheating? Simple all the stuff we recommend doing for newcomers.
not overheating as its pretty well cooled..i wonder if the board is defective or the memory is going bac