Hey everyone, I recently decided to upgrade my PC. I purchased an ASUS M5A97 R.20 MB, 8GB Ballistix Crucial Memory, AMD FX-6300 cpu. I reused a newer 550w PSU I purchased back in 2011, 9800GTX+ video card and a Samsung 840 Evo SSD.
My issue is that the PC doesn't always boot. Meaning if I restart it, I gets past POST/bios then a black screen.... nothing... Then I hit the restart button again and same, everything boots just fine past the POST/bios but when you would expect to see the Windows loading screen, again nothing black screen. SO again, I hit the reboot button and everything boots just fine and the PC works great.
Sometimes the PC boots up just fine multiple times in a row without any issues....
Any idea what to look for? This happens with stock bios settings and modified bios setting. I updated the bios to newest version, same results. Tried using only 1 mem stick to see if RAM is the culprit, same result. I upgraded the firmware on SSD, same results. Reinstalled windows 7 again, same results. I have no idea what to troubleshoot next. I can probably get a replacement MB, but I have a feeling I'll get the same results with the new one. Any ideas/advice would be great.
Here is the PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
I had someone recommend disabling cpu virtualization so I'll try that when I get home later tonight. Besides that, anyone else has any suggestions?
I have theory that it might be my PSU. I know it has sufficient WATTS but the currant on +12v is lower then most newer PSU. Seems like PSU these days have around 40A while mine outputs 22A. I would hate to spend additional $$ on just a theory though.