Hi Guys, So i recently replaced my ASUS M4A785TD-M Evo with an AsRock 970 Extreme3
I was using an OEM copy of windows without doing a fresh install, because after talking to many people at microsoft, they said since I have the Disc and Product Key, I would be alright.
So anyways, I installed the motherboard correctly (Im pretty sure) and i started it up.
The computer started up perfectly, pretty fast and recognized the new motherboard and installed some of the stuff.
I put the disc in to install everything else. Towards the end of the installation i went to put the ethernet wire in, and all of a sudden the computer just turned off. And now it won't start up at all, and it will not make any noises or anything. What could be the problem?
I know RMA's can be frustrating...just remember, electronics have a failure rate of about 5%. Sucks, I know...but them's just the facts. (which is why I stick with newegg...never had any issues with RMA's thru them)
When you plug the ethernet cable while it's outside the case, does it still shutoff?, if not then it could be that the short has to do with the case making contact with the motherboard and shorting out.
Yes it was, i had an extra spacer touching the motherboard.... lol. But i have some weird news here.
I used an OLD OEM copy of windows 7 64bit home premium. Everyone says online "Oh it doesn't work with OEM you can't use it with a new motherboard."
I used it with a different motherboard, didn't have to even use a new disc. I just booted it up and it worked perfectly and i was able to re use the activation key, and i even called microsoft to ask them and they told me OEM copies work off 10 points. when you replace a motherboard its 5 points off, once you reach 10 points on a OEM copy it will no longer work, i found it very interested and maybe others want to know this.