Hey guys, I'm hoping some of you could take a crack at my problem and shine some of that golden knowledge over here for me
I recently moved to the USA, and since I sold almost all PC parts back in S.A, I needed to put together a new PC pronto, since I can't do any of my media-work without it. simple. So I took my time, and bought all the parts below, thinking they were a pretty good config, with all the parts having high ratings on Newegg, etc etc.
From the first power-up I've had trouble, which I'll list:
1. power up system, go into bios, set CD drive to boot first. While there I set HPET to 64bit, and setup the mobo as AHCI. 2. try install windows 7 Ultimate for 2 days. It stalls constantly at various stages of install, but finally it worked, and I found myself at the Win Desktop. GREAT...no. 3. I updated all my drivers, restarted, and tried installing Photoshop CS4, which freezes during install... okayyyy.... 4. after 3 more tries installing photoshop and other Adobe products, something flat out stopped working, and as of now, my PC will start, give me the POST beep, and as it gets to the point where it should be looking at HDD's, it reboots. endlessly.
I unfortunately can't access the "motherboard intelligent tweaker" section, so I can't change memory timings (my last idea... I'm now empty.)
This is a pc for editing my photo and video work, which at the moment is my bread and butter, so I desperately need this to be stable. I've never dealt with newegg, but does anyone think they would or wouldnt replace this board, preferably with a different brand altogether.
thanks for taking the time to read all of this!
MOBO: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.0 (FF BIOS)
CPU: i7-950 3.06ghz
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline: 8GB DDR3-1600 (2 sticks... wait, does 2 sticks even work in a DDR3 setup?)
GFX: EVGA GTX 550 Ti superclocked
Boot Disk: Crucial RealSSD 64GB
PSU: Corsair 750T
swapping out the board is never the answer unless it is doa...
what version of bios u have (sorry, just cheching into bios, there is a beta out but it is more for 3+TB drives)
what you booting from, sata ? .. is it to be a raid boot system
use the info above to configure the number of sticks or ram, and try a lower speed profile if they are in the right sockets and it still is having problems, sounds to me that it is a hard drive issue though, there are 2 hd chipsets in this board intel and marvel, hence sata2 and sata3 ports that are different colors
and there are 4 white sata socket of which, only the 2 closest the blue are sata3, the other 2 at the end are esata/usb? ... but not suitable for boot device
Wooo okay that's a nice wealth of info Thanks Jaq!
Okay. So I removed all drives, and arranged the 1 ODD and the boot SSD as you said.
All settings like you said. restarted, and it just... flew straight into windows, no questions asked, and blazingly fast! (that was my other problem, but didn't seem important earlier, was how slow it took to post, and boot up, but it's all so quick now )
I've reinstalled win7 and installed the hotfix you linked to, all seems to be going well so far... thank you so goddamn much man...
Sorry, I totally thought I hit "submit" earlier, but I hit preview. everything's still going really quick, no hiccups as of yet!
If I hit any more problems, is it cool if I post them here?