I have built a HTPC with this MB, an AMD Dual Core Processor and 2GB of TWIN2X2048-5400C4 Corsair memory.
I have replaced the HDD as it was dead on arrival.
I have tested all components with Eurosoft PC Check and none of them have reported errors.
I have installed Windows Vista and it runs sort of OK but is a little jerky here and there. I have updated the BIOS and used the latest drivers.
After Vista Ultimate has been running for a bit, I reboot and Vista won't load. It goes to Vista didn't shutdown properly do you want to start in normal mode etc. Starts to load, black screen then a reboot.
I can recover it by putting the Vista disk backin and doing a repair but then it happens again. I have tried the drivers from the Gigabyte site and also the official AMD done.
Vista seems to take a while to do some operations and is a little jerky which also suggests there is an issue. I would have thought with this spec it would run OK. When I go into the Media Center some of the video files I use stutter a little bit.
It is a very strange problem and I am unable to return the parts as I am unable to determine where the problem is. I suspect it might be a duff mainboard? I am quite prepared to buy a new one but want to work out if I am going to have the same issue. I am looking at an MSI board as a replacement. I had a spare 2GB of Kingston DDR2 memory and had the same problem.
It has to be either the MB or CPU? The CPU tests fine with PCCheck.
I am very experienced at building PCs but this is the first time I am installing Vista so don't have anything to compare it to in terms of stability. Has anyone got any ideas for me?