|Well after having a frustrating morning with my PC not booting at all I decided to take the whole PC apart and try run the PC outside the case entirely, laying out all the parts on my desk. It was running fine when I did this. I then chose to take the CMOS battery out for half an hour and plugged it back in. I put the PC back together in a very sloppy way, with half of the screws missing and no cable management what so ever. Pushing everything back in and closing the case side panels because I was almost certain I would have to take it apart in the near future. However I was in for a surprise because the PC has not shutdown or frozen in the last 2 weeks!|
I thought I had solved the problem, even though I still don't know what I did to fix it. Maybe a wire had too much stress on it due to it being bent or the battery reset helped but something changed. That is until recently...
I turn my PC on every morning at 9AM and let it run and do different tasks until 5PM. This includes internet browsing, photoshop, and at least 2 hours of gaming. I try to throw a lot at the PC everyday now to see if anything changes. It will run fine for the 8 hours I have it on. I then come back to it at around 10PM, and for the last 3 days it will enter a reboot loop every time. It will turn on but the display won't, leading it to shutdown and restart once more with a flash page that reads "GIGABYTE UEFI BIOS" on the screen. The only time I ever saw this being displayed was when I reset my CMOS battery. (This is not the usual boot-up splash page). It will restart again and again until I press and hold the power button and shut it down my self. I then unplug the PC from the wall and wait a minute. Once this is done I plug it back in and the PC will boot up fine.
The really weird thing about all of this is that the next morning when I wake up it will boot-up fine and run fine. But once I get back to it at 10PM, everyday it has been consistently the same time, it will fail on me. It looks like a pattern to me. I am almost certain the motherboard is the issue since I have found that this revision has had boot loop issues, having the PC rebooting constantly. I also have Phase LEDs lighting up on the motherboard, with DD4 actively red and DD3 looks yellow (DD1+2 green).
I will be keeping the PC on all day today and see if it shuts down by itself. Hopefully not. Cheers!