I did a fresh install, updated all the drivers, and installed the various mobo software.
My issue though, is that sometimes (maybe 25% of the time), when coming out of idle, or booting up from cold, I hear the fans start up for a moment, then everything shuts down complete to power down, then tries to boot up again, and shuts down. Rinse and repeat. The monitor and mouse never get activated, so I dont actually see any kind of error message pop up. And again, it only happes sometimes. I've checked the LED on the mobo for a code, but during the boot up process, it spits out tons of numbers, so I'm not sure if it's giving me an actual error message.
At one point, used Asus's software and did the CPU Level up feature to overclock to 3.8Ghz (nothing major) which worked for a few days, but then yesterday it gave me an error, again coming out of idel that the CPU overclock failed. I went back in and undid the CPU level up in the bios.
Any help in getting this thing stable would be appreciated. I was expecting a beast of a machine, but so far the experience has been mediocre due to this instability. I'm thinking it's something simple like I've plugged something into the wrong hole on the mobo, but I really can't explain why it only happens very occasionally (1 out of 4).
Check your RAM first, 1 stick at a time etc. And if that doesnt solve anything, maybe its just a bad PSU, it happens. The numbers cycling thru at bootup is a good thing, if it stopped at one, thats bad.
It's a brand new, known to be reliable Corsair PSU. It CAN go wrong, but I suggest to check if your memory is well seated, then test them (one by one or all together), THEN if the problem persists check if the PSU is bad.