Hi, lookin for help pls.
Just built 2 systems, 1 for me, 1 for a mate, both identical as follows:
Msi P35 Ne0-F
Apacer RAM (2 x 1GB DDR2-800)
Antec 550W Trio
2 x Sata drives for Raid.
I have EXACTLY the same problem with both machines...
When I have booted with XP installation disk and specified raid drivers (tried 3 varieties of RAID drivers in case this was the issue) windows loads a few more files for installation then BSOD.
I tried installing XP without installing raid drivers and zackly the same thing.
Something weird I noticed in the BIOS is that the one quad core came with its multiplier set at 8 and the other set at 7, so both factory underclocked on the default 266 FSB. I cannot see any way to change the multiplier in the BIOS. I will crank more speed out of them when i get XP running but this is where I am stuck now.
I checked the manual and Q6600's have, according to MSI, been checked with this specific board.
All i can think of at this stage is that maybe its a newer stepping of the cpu and that the bios is reading it incorrectly?