I just upgraded to a Q9650 (I had a 7200 that was overclocked with water cooling on a a 775 MOBO ASROCK P45 XE that I have water-cooled and I plan to heavily overclock).
I changed the to the Q9650 processor and now I cannot get the system to boot. When I installed my original VISTA disk it manually loaded the files but eventually I got a blue screen of death and it goes into a continuous loop that will not allow me to boot. Any suggestions?
1st thing to do - BIOS update and also re-seat the CPU and check none of the pins are damaged. Get rid of the watercooling and put on stock HSF. check your PSU is up to the task.
Reseated the CPU. No pins are damaged.
If I boot from DVD with Windows Vista in drive it loads manually and when it gets to the end of "Windows is loading files" it will revert back to try to reload. Watercooling has nothing to do with this as my E7200 was running over 3 Ghz on watercooling on this same motherboard.
If the CPU is used, no telling what OCing abuse it might have suffered.
I haven't played with vista, but there should be some sort of repair option. You could do the repair install method if you need to. Put your disk in and tell it you want to install it. It will ask for what drive/partition, point it to EXACTLY the partition that your current build is on. It SHOULD find your windows build and offer to repair it, say yes. Don't be alarmed when it looks like it is over writing your windows, you want it to. If it does NOT find your windows, cancel.
If the VISTA install is telling me to repair the install and use the original install disk and the original install was XP but now upgraded to VISTA do I use the XP disk because I get nothing when I try to use the VISTA disk?
OK so I installed a SATA drive I had and did a clean install of XP (as my VISTA disk is an upgrade-plan to upgrade the XP install later) and everything works but after installing XP I get a BSOD that IRQL LESS THAN OR EQUAL. Now I am statting to wonder about the memory, but how can the memory work fine with the ASROCK P45XE MB when I had the E7200 installed and ten all of a sudden it won't work with the Q9650?
I am really at a loss for what to do? PLEASE HELP!!!!