I'm trying to put together my new build, which consists of the MSI P67A-GD65, 16GB Crucial DDR3 PC3-16000 RAM, Intel i7 2600K and Crucial M4 256GB SSD
My previous hardware that I'm reusing includes a couple HDDs, 2 of which are in RAID 0, and a 750W PSU.
Since the first boot, the blue light on the motherboard has been blinking on and off, which according to the manual, means that the primary BIOS failed. This continued after I updated the BIOS using MSI's LiveUpdate utility.
I've had Windows 7 up and running both as a new installation on the SSD, as well as my existing installation on the RAID 0 spindles. I've had issues with both installations where the system would just freeze - keyboard/mouse would stop responding, anything happening on the screen would freeze. I would wait a few minutes, then hard reset.
I've also had instances where the system would fail to POST. It seemed like having certain USB devices plugged into certain USB ports would influence this (specifically a USB DVD-R drive and an external hard disk). Additionally, I have not seen a single successful post with anything connected to the Marvell SATA controller.
It sounds to me like the motherboard may need to be RMA'd, but is it possible that anything else from my system is causing these issues?