Hi......got this Gigabyte ga-ep45-ds3p (bios f6) core2 8400 corsair xms2 2x2gb today i've installed xp sp2 then with the Gig. cd all the motherb. drivers .was everything ok ;mean was on the net ,downloaded sp3 and other xp updates then i've installed the catalyst 8.7 , got sapphire 4850,and here started the problems. xp (now sp3)doesnt even start ,asked me if i wanted to load ,restore the last optimal configuration, nothing ...it doesnt even start in safe mode :All the times i see the xp picture loading and then i return on the bios another time?????.... dont know what to do is the 3 time i install xp but the first 2 times was with the f3 bios ,guessed that the new f6 had resolved the problem but here i am Stuck
I have the same motherboard and there is probably a solution for you!
I had similar problems when i first bought it. The system in default would ran fine, but if i tried overclocking even a few MHz it would crash completely!
I am very glad to announce that they have since released a decent BIOS upgrade that fixed all those problems. I don't know why it took them over a month to fix it, and i certainly was not happy about it, but at least it is over now.