I recently bought some new components for my new computer. I put everything together and started the rig. I got bsod all over. Tried the memtest and got a few errors. Now i changed the ram with a spare that I had at home. Now the computer runs but there is a big problem. When i try to install win7 64 on it, it freezes at about 3% when installing(also tried vista). I thougt it was the hdd, and i switched it, but the problem is there again. I didn't change any settings in bios, so they are at default. The cd-rom is ide and set to master but i don't think that's the problem. I really don't know what could be wrong. I'm really pissed because I just bought the rig and now it doesn't work.
How long do you wait for it to higher than 3%? I've seen quite a few people posting here about their installation "freezing". A lot of them just weren't waiting long enough between steps. There are points during the installation where it looks like nothing is happening. I would start the installation and walk away for 15 to 20 minutes.
By the way, you may still be having RAM issues. Did you run Memtest86+ with the replacement RAM installed?
Sounds crazy, but windows literally took 4 hours to get beyond that screen on my friends PC. I don't know why, maybe a less than preferable CD drive? Or, if your CD is not legit [a dvd you probably burnt at max speed instead of 4x] then i would recommend buying it
Left it today for 3 hours, and there was no change. Realy I don't think waiting is the problem. When it comes to start of copying files the disc and cdrom simultaneously stop. Tried with also vista and win7 and i get the same problem. Also tried with another cdrom(that was also ide) and nothing. I'm runing out of options. Realy don't know what else could I do. Starting to give up on everything. Maybe a new version of bios? Change the ide cable? Maybe graphics? Maybe the ram is not compatible with the board? Realy don't know where to try next.
And how should two stick be inserted in this board?
The RAM should be installed according to the motherboard owners manual. You may also have a faulty stick. Once you get the OS installed I would go to www.memtest.org and download an ISO image for Memtest86+. You then burn the ISO image to a CD and boot the computer from the CD. A memory test starts automatically. You should test each stick by itself and then together for at least 7 hours each.
Finally i got the thing working. I put in two sticks of ram, in the 3 an 4 slot. Now it's working. I'll do the testing stuff in the evening cause I don't have time for it now, but what is important is that i got it to work. I guess this board is very sensitive with positioning of ram. My friend has told me, he also had a lot of problems with ram on this board. Hopefuly they fill fix this with a new version of bios.
Here we go again. After i installed the win7 64, i got another problem. The computer is now freezing randomly or at about the same point, don't know. I thought i should flash bios, so i did this and flashed it with a new version 1408. But that didn't fix the problem. I thought i should memtest ram. I started the test and left it on, when i came back i saw that it freezed in memtest. Wow, didn't know that it could freeze there. Where do you guys think it's the problem? Maybe the graphic or ...
What are you using to get the temps? Those temps aren't accurate unless you have the computer in a very cold environment. 20 C = 68 F. There's no physical way for the CPU to be under the ambient temp on air cooling.
You can also try running Memtest86+ on each stick of RAM by itself to try to find a faulty stick.
Looked for the temps in bios, it shows 35C. In the meantime i took of the cooler and tightened the screws again so the temp shoudn't be the problem. I realy doubt it's the ram either. I think it's the motherboard that's giving me problems. The ram worked well in another computer before for a year.