I thought I would make a thread on this in the motherboard section as I believe my motherboard is faulty.
I opted to implement raid 0 on my system using the onboard intel ICH10R controller. Upon setting the BIOS to XHD Raid, I then configured the array using a 128kb data strip.
I loaded the latest raid drivers on a USB stick and installed these prior to the OS.
Once all installed, I booted into the OS, and started the driver installation. I then noticed that the system was "not responding constantly, and the resource manager showed excessive activity.
See below http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/.../Untitled2.png
I also noticed that the size of the hard drive was constantly changing on drive C:, when installing the drivers/software. http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/...7/Untitled.png
I thought that one of the samsung F3 drives was faulty so I ran the full diagnostic tests and both drives are 100% functional. I have installed the OS on both drives and it works without error. I also ran memtest86+ to be on the safe side and that was also fine.
Over the past couple of weeks, I also noticed that I was losing connection to my wired mouse (power still be received) and also freezes before post.
Could this be a hardware fault? Tempted to RMA the board but wanted to be sure before I did it, as I don't really want to be without a system for 2 weeks.