I am having a very strange problem occur on a brand new Server 2008 R2 x64 server install with brand new hardware. I even returned/exchanged Motherboard & CPU thinking it may have been defective. Problem remains
- Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 with SP1,and all windows updates applied.
- Asus P8H67-PRO H67 chipset w/ Core i5 2500K (using intel HD graphics w/ win7 x64 drivers)
- 2x4GB Corsair memory
- Latest MB Bios (1002)
- Hyper-V NOT ENABLED
- Desktop Experience enabled
- OCZ Vertex2 2.5" SSD 160 GB (may be relevant?)
Server will remain powered on, but with no video, essentially locked up. No networking (ping unresponsive), keyboard lights do not respond to caps or NUM lock. It's as though the machine is OFF, though the fans are still spinning in the case.
This occurs at random times. Not related to load, heat, uptime, application usage. In fact it happens when server is idle. It will be fine one minute, and I revisit the monitor an hour or two later, black screen, have to manually power off/on. Typically happens for sure overnight when I check on server in the morning, but does not happen after a specific amount of time.
Nothing in the C:\Windows\minidump folder, no kernel dump. I have been witness to the lockup just once while at the monitor. It just went black like it would if the power settings kicked in and killed video to the monitor... except moving mouse and hitting keyboard does not wake it up, and again it's not reachable on the network.
There are absolutely NO errors to reference, and no way to trigger or forcefully reproduce the issue. Don't know how to fix this.
I need ideas, something not obvious.
Look at this: http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=8390
Seems to be an issue with Asus P8H67 This poor guy thinks it's his ram as he's posting on the gskill.us forums. I feel his pain.
I'm going to have to consider other MB manufacturer. MSI or Gigabyte will do (though I hear MSI has EFI bios also, gigabyte is some hybrid).
NOTE: I have a Shuttle SH67H3 which is the H67 chipset, and I have the same Corsair memory, and the same Core i5 2500k CPU... OCZ SSD and NO PROBLEMS. It's got to be something with Asus H67 boards.