Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
AMD FX Series FX-6300 6x 3.50GHz So.AM3+
BIOS Version American Megatrends Inc. P1.60, 06.05.2014
2x 8GB (2x 4096MB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 DIMM CL9-9-9-24 Dual Kit
2048MB KFA2 GeForce GTX 750 EX OC Aktiv PCIe 3.0 x16 1xDVI/1xHDMI/1xVGA (Retail)
1000GB Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 7.200U/min 64MB 3.5" (8.9cm) SATA 6Gb/s
Thermalright True Spirit 90 M Rev. A Tower Kühler
Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard
520 Watt Seasonic S12ll Bronze 80+
Its a new build, my first, too.
Had trouble with a faulty PSU and bleepty mobo before, now new mobo installed and the following problem:
The Pc powers up just fine, same goes for shut down.
However, any attempts to use restart lead to the screen losing signal and not regaining it. The power light is still on, all fans still spinning, gpu/ cpu fan as well, however, the HDD light turns off and stays that way.
The only exception is a restart after being in the BIOS settings- that restart shuts the plwer off for a split second, though-
when the power stays on, the aforememtioned problem arises.
I have no way of telling what goes on without a screen signal and have to hold down the power button to shut down.
This happened right from the start, when installing OS, the very first restart triggered by Windows install.
I have tried updating the BIOS (very easy with asus), as ive seen several people solving their problem that way. it now shows as the newest version, though the update required a soft reboot that, again, led to no signal & made it neccessary to shut the PC down via power button press -and the pc took 2 tries to start normally again- so maybe the bios install didnt work properly (even though it shows no errors).
I have also checked and rechecked the GPU, taken it out and set back in.
Have taken out, waited 30mins and put back in the CMOS battery.
At my wits end here, folks. In desperate need of some insight and help.