The phenomenon you are describing is called a cold double boot. Normally it doesn't happen once you booted for the 1st time already. It takes around 1/2 an hour or so with the PC off before it will do it again. It's been happening to motherboards for sometime now. The causes of it can vary but for some ram was the issue. If you use the ram at it's default timing, speed, latency, etc it should boot as normal. However, ram is just one of the issues causing it. Other are issues with the bios and CPU that I've read can be more server and in most cases the MB has to be replaced as there are other problems. The only other suggestion is to update your bios. However, that usually doesn't solve the cold double booting. Unfortunately, it's an inherent chipset behavior from what I recall.
As long as you are not experiencing any ill effects you are fine none the less. It's a wired thing that's started with the 965 chipsets. And, for the most part not clear what's causing it. But as long as everything is still fine most have just dealt with it until they upgraded to better PC setup.
Last edited by EastCoasthandle; Jan 10, 2010 at 02:54 PM.