Originally Posted by tomjot
I'm starting to think these Asus boards are flawed or their quality control doesn't exist. I don't blame the chipset since it's already in macbooks where space and cooling is very limited and there hasn't been this many complaints. Perhaps the Gigabyte board will be better, anyone know the ETA on it?
If it's not the board then the next likely candidate is ram, can everyone with startup/shutdown problems post their ram makes/model/size... lets see if there is a trend.
G.Skill PI Black F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B (4-4-4-12, 1.9V) - I'm getting a Memtest+ error and CPUID reports totally incorrect timings. I'm unable to manually adjust timings since the BIOS reports an overclocking error no matter what I try (I'm not overclocking anything). However, I don't think I've encountered any RAM-related errors when encoding, watching Blu-Ray, running Prime95 for half a day, etc. So I'm not sure if the Memtest error or CPUID timings are a "real" problem or just an non-meaningful "glitch." Vista RAM Score = 5.5 (not sure if this is what I should expect with my RAM; this is my first Vista PC).
To clarify, I'm calling my restart problem an "incomplete" restart or shutdown:
If I'm in Windows, Windows will shut down cleanly. Screen goes black, fans keep running forever. Power button doesn't work. I need to either press the reset button or unplug/replug/power on.
If I'm in the BIOS settings, when I save and exit, screen goes black, fans keep running, same as above.
As a recap, I've traced my particular problem to whenever I tweak the BIOS directly or use CPUID within Windows (64bit Home Prem). Otherwise, it restarts or shutdowns just fine.
BTW, is there a way to create subtopics or some other way to better organize the various questions/issues? I can't seem to choose anything but Linear view from my UserCP (so I'm having trouble following along).