I built a new computer and it has a GA-MA790FX-DS5(AMD Phenom) motherboard,I try to install Vista and the computer crashes with a blue screen saying the bios in my system is not fully ACPI compliant!?
Its one of their newest motherboards saying all over it that its made for Vista..
I asked Gigabyte and they havent responded or even read it it seems its been 2days..
The motherboard is quality made, awsome runs like a champ with winXP, but I bought it for Vista 64bit/DX10 gaming and their BIOS is glitchy..
I updated to thei F2 version BIOS and still no joy..
Check the jumper setting on you HD's and optical drives. You might replace the Sata and/or IDE connectors with new while you are at it.
After 4 days I thought I'd done everything. Reset the cmos again along with changing the jumpers on my plextor px-740 a to cable select from master. Taking the jumpers off completely from my 2 Raptors (all this and more, all at once). It wouldn't boot until I removed a stick of ram (booted) then replaced it and rebooted. Joy!!!!
I took all 6 gigs of ram and tested it and its fine, back when I had a hard time installing WinXP.
Taking all the ram out except 1 2gig stick worked, thanks.
Lets hope this doesnt happen again..15years of building systems and this one is the only one thats given me tons of trouble...starting with hard drives,SATA controller,Virtualization support feature would loop the startup,now to this ACPI problem that ive never seen before..
Well this sux...Vista wont let me go past 2gigs without restarting itself after poping the BSOD for a second...Gigabyte needs to fix their BIOS, WinXP runs with 8gigs no problem even though it cant use it..
OK, well I decided to put 4gigs in the computer,go into BIOS hit load optimised defaults,saved and the computer started right up with Vista..lol
Mind you I already did the load optimised defaults right after the F2 update because your supposed to,but just after that I went back in BIOS before Vista started up and chose my own settings,something I normally do all the time...turn off all the un-used crap,like printer ports and SATA controllers and such.
this might be solved ill try re-tweaking the bios and see if it does it again..
Yeah I know its the RC version, that was pointed out to me earlier on another forum, Its not really a big deal,windows update will see that and update the system with anything else after its done, sort of like preloading a game you just purchased :-)