Awhile back I got a replacement motherboard since the one I had was dying (faulty dimm slots, faulty headers, ECT). The replacment board I got was a Intel DX58OG.
When I put it in however, shortly after use it would randomly freeze up entirely. Completly random, everything just would freeze. There was no screen artifacts, no BSOD, not anything that could help determine the cause. I enabled all the crash reports and they all came back blank as if nothing had happend. Everything, even the mouse, would just stop frozen in it's place untill I did a hard reset. Didn't matter what I was doing, it could be sitting idle, under full load, or have very light usage across all cores- it would freeze under any condition. I tried differnt OS'es- froze, made sure it was below TDP at all times- froze, swapped all components (each seperately) except the CPU and board- froze. Trust me when I say that I tried what seemded to be everything.
In the end I just figured the new board was deffective and went back to the old board. I couldn't return it becasue it was past the 30 day return window from where ever I got it from, didn't remember where I got it from, had someone else order it for me (handed them the money), and it was clearnce/sale when I got it. It has/had a 2 year waranty from the manufature- but it was over 2 years old when I got it. The lack of proof of purchase probaly wouldn't have helped either even if I tried. SO I still have it and won't ebay it knowing it might be deffective.
The problem still hangs in the back of my head though. Whenever my CPU gets maxed out now I think about it. Knowing that if it had worked properly then I could have my CPU OC'ed and not be running into half the performance issues I'm having today. Somtimes I think there was a simple solution to the probelm I had and am tempted to put it back in to figure it out. Do you guys think Intel would be nice enough that if I sent it in that they would atleast tell me what was wrong with it? I have since unlocked the old board to use some of the more advanced features of the chipset- sutch as turbo boost. I'm going to upgrade before the end of this year (hopefully) so this probaly dosent really matter realisticly. On a mental level it tears at me though.
Will you guys help me put my mind at rest? This has been the most resourcefull fourm I've ever been to for computers- If you have a idea to what could've been wrong please leave an answer.
Edited by SEANIA, 07 June 2014 - 01:38 AM.