I'm sure you're all tired of the noobs but i've run into a prob. machine posts, can get into bios , but when i try to load vista i get a screen with a progress bar says loading files, then blue background with cursor/timer then timer diappears and the sys just sets there. cursor still moves with mouse. here's my sys. gigabyte p45-ud3r evga gtx 260 WD 500gb black 4gb ocz plat 1066 600w ocz modstream psu intel E8400 RAM posts as 4gb 1066 cpu posts at 3ghz sys initially would not post unplugged everything and restarted each time with one more hookup and now posts with everything
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i just found RAM v supposed to be at 2.2 currently 1.8 so i'll try that.
can you try running ram at 800 for now what about your tempatures in bios for cpu ?
thanks marco i think i found my prob. IF at first you don't succede WAIT A LITTLE LONGER. I just wasn't patient enough. It's loading now. i downclocked the RAM to 800 (or didn't overclock depending on your point of view) cpu at 29 C so that's fine.