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Hello,

first of all if this is not in the correct section please move it.

So, i build my first pc and assembled it my self a few weeks ago. ( you can find the parts i used here )
Everything was working great the first week (Running win7 pro) but now i got 2 issues.

1) it takes about 10 seconds to POST and it spends another 5-6 seconds at the Mobo display where my last and vastly inferior desktop took 1-2 seconds to POST and spend 1/2 of a second on the Mobo dispaly

2) this only came up 2 days ago and it hasn't shown a pattern yet.. it just happens randomly.
i cant describe it so i'll just post 2 images

This is what the PC looks like normally


And this is what it looks like when what i mentioned above happens


This mainly happens at Win7 loading screen and then it come to my desktop like nothing happened but a few times it loaded normally and then my desktop was like this.. i really can't figure out what this might be about.

i would really like some help solving both problems (if the 1st is a problem)!

Thanks in advance
 

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For the POST issue, reset the BIOS to defaults, Save, Exit, reboot, enter the BIOS again and make any changes necessary for your setup. Also disable all unused ports/controllers/options.

As for the video glitch, could be as simple as a driver issue, or it could be hardware related. My first thought would be a faulty video card.
 

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There are many changes in the post you linked to. What hardware did you end up with?
 

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For the POST issue, reset the BIOS to defaults, Save, Exit, reboot, enter the BIOS again and make any changes necessary for your setup. Also disable all unused ports/controllers/options.

As for the video glitch, could be as simple as a driver issue, or it could be hardware related. My first thought would be a faulty video card.
I did the BIOS reset and rebooted. The POST time and the time it waits on mobo display screen haven't changed.
As for the graphics i'll download now the latest drivers (11.3 and i got 11.2) and i'll let you know

There are many changes in the post you linked to. What hardware did you end up with?
i remember somewhere there was a way i could sum up all my system spec and everything else in 1 single file but i dont remember the way. If that would be prefered than me listing all my parts then please link me to the guide :). Else tell and i will just list them all from newegg
 

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We don't really need the links. The main concern would be the GPU and PSU.
 

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Weird update about the Graphic glitch. Today after many restarts and reboots (checking about the long POST time) i got to a Win7 Loading screen that was flashing green instead of pitch black. Well that is one out of 10 i got today so it doesn't really say much.

Anyhow, i decided to open up a game to play a bit. It's a big graphic consumer so i though if something is wrong with my GPU that's where it should show. but it was all smooth, except when i closed the game. I had my firefox set to this very post and when i exited the game the background was yellow instead of white. In my disappointment i decided to turn off and on the screen. And it worked... i no longer see those glitching graphics.
I guess this takes my one step closer to the fact that its a monitor issue and not a graphic card. Although this made me wonder (and i hope i can get this answered): could it be that this happens because my high-demanding gpu is "asking" too much of my semi-old screen and so it sometimes fail to deliver? and if the answer is yes, shouldn't the gpu configure its self to meet the lower monitor requirements?

I am still working on the POST issue and i'll keep you posted once i got anything ( unless you beat me to it :))
 
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