ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus
4GB OCZ 6400
2GB Corsair XMS2 6400
i just upgraded from an E6600
im well aware of the quadcore compatability with this mobo, but before trying to upgrade i tested a Q8300and it worked flawlessly. so i assumed that the Q9400 would work also. what im gettin is this error
*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system has halted ***
thats all the information i get.
i never got this once wen i used my E6600.
i assumed that maybe windows just didnt like the cpu upgrade and ocaisionally blue screened, so i started to reinstall windows and it blue screens during that.
i have applied the latest bios update
iv used hirens boot cd and it does not lock up wen i run the cpu test.
altho everytime i install windows 7 it crashes at about 3%.
i would have just bought a new mobo but its hard to find a mobo thats not DDR3 etc and i cant afford to do a full upgrade (otherwise i would) and i need the quad for Battlefield Bad Company 2.
would anyone have any idea on how to fix this still keeping all the same hardware? changing bios settings or something? i dont know.
thanks in advance.