I just put together a new build. Specs:
Gigabyte Z77X UD5H (has 2 faulty RAM slots right now, so I’m running one 4 gig stick instead of the intended 8 gig)
Intel i5 3570K
4GB DDR3 Patriot Viper Xtreme 1866 MHz (one stick)
750W Corsair HX750 PSU
A very, very old Seagate HDD
Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD
I first did a fresh Win7 install on my old HDD (just to test out the system) and the system worked fine. Next, I ignored the HDD completely and tried a fresh Win7 install on my brand new Sandisk SSD, but it BSOD’d on me every time, rarely getting me through the Welcome screen.
I went into my BIOS, changed the SATA operation from AHCI to IDE and RAID (seems that worked for someone else who had this problem in this forum). Nothing works. I get BSOD ~5 seconds into the installation. RAID was the worst; the Welcome screen just froze)…
I can rule out:
The SATA cable
The SATA ports
I am not sure what my firmware version is and not sure how to check that out. I hope that’s enough info.
Please, any help will be greatly appreciated. I need to get this fixed ASAP because the mobo is getting RMA’ d soon.