I recently built the following:
Motherboard - Asus H87M-E
CPU - Intel Core i5 4440 3.1Ghz Socket 1150 Box
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 2x4GB
PSU - FSP Raider 450W
SSD - Samsung 840 EVO Series MZ-7TE120 120GB
Optical Drive - Lite-On iHAS324
Case - Silverstone Temjin TJ08B-E (Black)
I assembled the build, installed Windows 7 and everything seemed fine until this:
It happens after a random period of time. Windows 7 is up to date and I have updated the motherboard bios and installed drivers for everything (mostly, the ones of the CD provided with the board were the latest).
I reseated my CPU (didn't seem to be a problem), I rechecked all my PSU connections, reseated my RAM and had no difference. After a relatively short period of time i'd see the same thing - lock up and a jittery screen similar to above.
I then played with my sticks of RAM, and not having the RAM in a dual channel configuration seemed to resolve it. However, it didn't, it just significantly increased the time required for the fault to reoccur (for less than an hour to several hours). There also seems to be occassional resets.
So i'm now stuck. I'm not sure if i'm dealing with a hardware or software fault. The whole idea of this build was for it to be stable and reliable! Any ideas on what the root cause may be or how I could look to resolve it would be much appreciated.
Thanks for your time!