Just completed a new build and when trying to install Win 7 Pro it gets so far and reboots. I tried with win xp and then with windows 8 on different drives and results in the same problem,all these are purchased versions not downloads. Not sure about the CPU or memory settings so bios is set to run optimised defaults.
Summary of tests i have tried so far.
Tried USB install on win 7
Replaced PSU from 500w to 750w.
Replaced SATA DVD drive
Replaced Corsair ram with OCZ and tried in each slot one stick at a time.
memtest for 6 hours on all RAM.
Reseated CPU and heatsink and applied new thermal paste.
removed Video card and ran from onboard graphics.
Have tried a SSD and 2 different western digital SATA harddrives.
Tried different SATA ports
Flashed Bios to latest version for this board (FD) .
Moved a harddrive with XP pro from another PC onto this one and it wil boot to safe mode OK and sit there in idle without rebooting.
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 (ver 2.0)
Core I5 2500K
Corsair 2x 4gb DD3 1600
Gigabyte 6770 video
Ultra power supply 750watt.
Could this be a MB or CPU failure or just bios setup? thanks for any help....