I recently upgraded my computer with the following components:
i7 860 not overclocked Gigabyte P55A-UD6 XFX 5870 Huge cooler I forget the name of
I made sure everything was plugged in, I went into the BIOS and checked the CPU temp (it was 36*) and I even tried with my old hard drive that already had windows on it. Windows booted but then froze. I don't know what I've done wrong, please help.
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When you upgraded, did you just toss your old hard drive into the new motherboard with everything else? Or did you format & re-install Windows?
Typically when switching motherboards, rule of thumb is to do a fresh format/install of the operating system...
As I said I first tried with the brand new hard drive, but it froze.
when you have the new hard drive in the PC, when you start up the PC, have an operating system disk in the CD drive and it should ask you to hit any key to boot from CD, hit any key and then from there it will load up and eventually you can format the drive and load a fresh copy of the operating system on the drive and it should work.
What exact RAM kit do you have? Freezing problems are most often related to either faulty RAM or incorrect RAM settings in the BIOS.
jonpaul, I don't even get that far. The computer freezes before I can do anything. shortstuff, this is my ram.
Your RAM is rated at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings at 1.6v. Those are the values you should manually set in the BIOS.