First, you should start your own thread so you may be better helped.
Second, you need to read the rules and create a signature so you may be better helped.
Third, Maxtor drives have issues with the nf4 chipset. A fix has been issued. Search and you will find lots of info about it.
Here are two build guides.http://www.dfi-stree...ead.php?t=20832
If you haven't qualified your RAM as working you should do it. Before I installed the OS I made sure my RAM was happy.
Use the built in Memtest which is embedded in the bios. It is located in the "Genie" section of the bios and needs to be enabled. It will run automatically after post.
Test ONE stick in the orange slot farthest from the CPU. Do 20 passes of test 5. To do this, when Memtest starts press "c", then "1", then "3", then "5" then "enter", then "0".
Repeat the above replacing the "5" with an "8" for 20 passes.
Then 5 full passes all the tests. Just let it run after boot.
If no errors are reported switch the stick with the other stick and repeat tests.
If both are good try both sticks in the orange slots and repeat the tests.
If everything passes you know your RAM is not defective but may still need tweaking.
If single sticks error try testing with DRAM voltage at 2.7 and 2.8.
If single sticks pass but errors in dual channel (both sticks in orange slots) test again with voltage at 2.7, then try 2.8.
If all of that doesn't work and you are getting errors look in the Stock Speed Database for your RAM and use those settings, repeating the tests above.
Stock Speed Database is here:http://www.dfi-stree...isplay.php?f=38