Brand new build. Replaced an old Classified SR-2 that served me well for 8 years+. Here’s the short of it. There are four lights that boot in a specific order on POST (CPU -> DRAM -> VGA -> Boot) and no boot code on this board, so limited info to go off. A hard reset (press and hold on power) turns on the computer just fine every time. However, a reboot seems to hang it. I looked at the lights and it seems that it blazes past CPU and then gets stuck on DRAM for 18 seconds, then I guess it resets the boot sequence because it goes back to CPU for a split second, and then back to DRAM… over and over and over again. This only happens on reboot and a hard shutdown/poweron works great. I noticed this happened while I was installing the operating system, but didn’t think twice about it and just assumed the reset command didn’t go, but now that the system is live this is a serious problem as I work remotely on it and if I have to reboot it, which happens often when I run code that kills my system, it’ll just sit there dead at home. That’s no bueno.
Everything I’ve tried:
- I have a 4 stick kit with a SKU (Corsair) that is compatible with the board. I tried every combination of two sticks in A2 and B2 (just two sticks) hoping I could figure out if there’s a bad stick. Doesn’t matter though and I doubt all 4 sticks are bad.
I have flashed the BIOS to the latest F4a from the gigabyte website.
Set the BIOS to "Optimal Defaults"
I have set to "Enabled" the Power Loading feature. It seems when it's coming down that it stays at a low power state. I have the fans to blast 100% so it should be loud, but it maintains a low power state upon this weird reboot (seems quiet in comparison), so I was hopeful this would help... didn't.
I opened a ticket with Gigabyte and they've been sitting on it for three days.
Came here to chat with you all in case you have any ideas.
I’m wondering if I should return the board to Amazon and get a different one, or try my luck with another of the same. It took me a while to build the system and I’d have to reinstall if i change the motherboard to a different one. Hopefully it’s a simple fix though and someone here can chime in.