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Just assembled new build, having problems, desperate to play SC2!

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August 17, 2010 3:31:15 AM

Hi, just put everything together and I'm having some problems. First I'll just list what the build is:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo: ASUS M4A785TD-V-EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram: Crucial 4GB ddr3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Rosewill 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: WD blue caviar 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: Lite-on dvd drive (older)

Ok, using onboard GPU (ATI Radeon HD 4200) for now, that's why one isn't listed. First off, is everything compatible? Secondly, here is the problem: when I'm going through windows 7 setup, it installs, and when it does the initial restart it says "windows quit unexpectedly" or some other generic error message. The computer boots fine, but I can't get past windows 7 startup (no experience with windows 7, had xp from the beginning until now).

One thing I'm confused about is which slots to plug the ram into. It's 2x 2GB sticks ddr3 1333. Should both sticks go into the 2 dark slots or the 2 light slots, or should 1 stick go in each? Also, I'm installing windows 7 from a flash drive, does this matter? Mainly want to make sure everything is compatible so I don't have to RMA anything (everything is from newegg).

Anyone have any ideas as to what is stopping it from completing win7 setup?

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
August 17, 2010 3:44:37 AM

Looks compatable to me. Did you look through the manuals and set things up in the BIOS, and for RAM, the furthest ones from the CPU so the far right 2 as I've heard.
Flash Drive, It's always best to use the CD but I don't see any problem with a flash drive. should be fine, hopefully your SC2 works, I'm ordering a 1000$ gaming computer off newegg for the SAME REASON! Hopefully I can game it too add me bra
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August 17, 2010 3:49:06 AM

That sounds like a RAM problem. Your motherboard manual should tell you which slots the RAM should go into for just populating 2 slots.

If, once you have the RAM in properly, you still have problems, you should test each individual stick with memtest86+. Give each stick 7 or 8 passes, this will probably take at least 4 hours per stick. You may want to let one run overnight while you sleep, and then run another after you get up.
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