I recently bought a AMD x4 905e CPU and a G45 MSI mobo, G.SKILL Ripjaws 12800 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Ram. Im using my old hard drive with Window XP installed for the new built. I'm planing to use this as a HTPC but when I turn it on it won't boot windows. It'll show the MSI mobo page then show windows xp booting for a split second then the blue screen of death. I have a copy-of Window 7 on disc and when I boot from CD the disc boots but goes really really REALLY slow and won't even make it to the setup menu. Whats wrong with my PC? Is it the ram or the CPu? Im sure everything is installed correctly or 90% sure. I may have screwed up on the CPU heat sink part because I put too much thermal paste then necessary but besides that I cant see anything else wrong.
1- Your XP OS doesn't work because has difference drivers that your new mobo, so, if you want XP as OS, you need a clean installation.
2- The slow installation generally is because you have a not originall Windows copy.
I finally installed wibdow 7 on the hard drive with a different computer then took the harddrive with the clean ibstalltion of window 7 and it still doesnt work. It'll automatixally restat after the starting windows page inatead of the blue screen of death
Oh..but when I try to install it in the AMD computer it won't even move. In another system thats alot slower than the amd will install it properly and with the same harddrive and less ram how does that make sense.
I redid all the cords and pins twice and I restored my BIOS several times. Thanks for trying to help though but you have any other suggestions? I'm about to just take it to NCIX or Memory Express so they can get it to work but they'd probably charge like 100-200$ and its definitely a route I'd like to avoid. Is there any other category I should post this so maybe more people can try and help. The ram and Mobo is compatible right? I'm using a 350 WATT PSU to run the MOBO and using a 5450 so I'm sure it can't be the PSU considering the CPU and Video Card is low profile ones that will require sub 100 WATT.