I believe I have a persistent system defence problem.
I have disabled quick boot and secure boot. Made an efi partition, and got the 2018 LTS system installed. Took about 8 attempts including a few errors on my part. The system is running hot from fan noise, and when I'm not doing anything it doesn't slow down. I get about 10 minutes into the OS if lucky and the mouse freezes and it becomes completely unresponsive. I then have to reboot the computer as I can't close it down properly. I did manage to update the software and once or twice actually shut it down normally, except for one occasion this took minutes.
After I manually reboot the box it is always 45 degrees or so and I let it cool down in the BIOS before shutting the machine off.
Every other linux I tried failed badly with lots of errors. Ubuntu froze up before it could boot. Mint had pcie error scrolling down the screen. Manjaro succeeded at every step of installation.
I previously had an AMD Rizen 5 system with the 320 chip which gave the same phenomenon with Windows. I couldn't even configure windows before it froze up. I had installed two of my drives into that box which had windows and linux partitions and they were disabled. And so I believe the chipset which has a computer within a computer, even though I did not enable it, is doing it. I took the computer back to the store and upgraded to the intel model, in this case windows works flawlessly. But I'm getting the same problem with Linux.
I made a Ubuntu 20.04 flash drive and it wouldn't boot properly with the desktop but is running perfectly on my Acer Nitro 5 laptop which is also UEFI. I didn't have to change settings in the bios.