but it's fine in safe mode?
It's a recently home built gaming computer, and every time I boot it up in normal mode, it freezes. It doesnt stutter and then freeze, it just locks up. the only way I get fix it is if I do a hard reset on the chassis.
here's what Im running
asus a88x plus motherboard
120g kingston hyperx ssd
sapphire radeon 7870 amd graphics card
amd 4 core athelon processor
typical wireless card.
Im also running Windows 7 ultimate
Im at a total loss here. I have done everything I can think of. I go into the BIOS and reset things to the default.. I change the CPU speed from 3.9 (normal) to 3.5... it's not an overheating issue, as it works fine in safemode, plus I have 3 high fans.
Ive reset the jumper on my motherboard... Ive put it down to just one processor, Ive reseated everything (including ram, graphics card and all the cables) Ive double checked all my connections... I have literally done EVERYTHING I can think of to make this computer not freeze up when it boots in normal mode.
I switched off the CPU boost button on the motherboard, thinking that would help.. but nope. and something curious to mention, that when I go into the BIOS and reset things to the default, there's always something changed in it, even though I dont change anything.
Like, it says [changing CPU overclocking from auto to manual]
[reset CPU sped from auto to 3.8] even though I didnt make ANY of those changes in the first place.
I am seriously at a loss... it's driving me crazy that I cant figure out whats wrong with this stupid computer. PLEASE please PLEASE help me... google is no help either. I need someone with experience and knowledge or ideas on this.