Hello: Any ideas or suggestions please? I've already done quite work and can't figure this out.THE PROBLEM
When restarting my PC, I get the following boot screen: "Gigabyte Insist on Ultra Durable" and then the swirly dots start to appear (about 1/2 second) and then immediately freezes.
This happens intermittently (not every time). Restarting the PC sometimes allows a successful boot but sometimes it freezes again and then if that happens a few times in a row it goes to a repair menu.
This started happening after I happen to have done quite a few things at the same time: I completely disassembled my entire PC in order to install (1) Corsair H100i water cooling unit (2) added two more sticks of RAM (see below) these are matched make/model but a different set (3) plugged in a little internal PC speaker doohicky and (4) had installed the Corsair Link software.
I don't have a single problem with the PC after it's started, i.e. can game for hours without any freezes, restarts, etc. I have captured and edited and rendered a bunch of videos too without a single problem. Also, the temps on this machine never get high at all.WHAT I'VE DONE SO FAR
1. I've replaced the Corsair H100i (it was defective) and reinstalled another, however this time it is not connected at all; I have the pump powered by the power supply and then the fans are ran off the motherboard and I don't have the unit plugged into a USB slot --- SO I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE PROBLEM
2. I uninstalled the Corsair Link Software --- SO I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE PROBLEM
3. I've ran some RAM testing with Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic in basic mode over one night and then standard mode over a second night. This takes a Long time, so I haven't finished an Extended test yet. Also, I've yet to run a second (or third) app for testing yet (i.e. gonna run Memtest) -- CANNOT RULE OUT A RAM PROBLEM but so far so good
4. I turned off hybrid boot
and I still have this problem. --- SO I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE PROBLEM
5. As I write this, I wonder if I should unplug the PC speaker but surely that wouldn't cause a problem?
6. I have various USB devices plugged in (see below) but these were all used before the problem started too... so, not thinking this could be it?MY SYSTEM
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H LGA 1150
Processor: Intel 3.5GHz Core i7-4770K -- overclocked to 4.1GHz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1866 MHz -- running at 1866 MHz
Video Card: Gigabyte GV-N78TOC-3GD GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Hard Drive # 1: Samsung 840 EVO-Series 250GB SATA III SSD
Hard Drive # 2: Samsung 840 EVO-Series 250GB SATA III SSD
Optical Drive # 1: Sony BD-ROM BDU-X10S
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition Matte Black
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M
Sound Card: None
Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS238H-P
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit with all latest updates
1. RAZER Naga MMO Mouse (original)
2. RAZER Black Widow Ultimate
3. RAZER TIAMAT 7.1
4. Logitech G13