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July 17, 2011 1:53:55 PM

I recently upgraded my mobo/cpu/ram. (This is my first time dealing with cpu's and motherboards btw)

I got the following parts:

i5-2500k @3.3
MSI p67A-GD55 motherboard
and 4Gb Microcenter ddr3 RAM clocked at 1333


I *think* I hooked everything up correctly. I could be horribly wrong. When I start up the system I get a screen that says:

"EFI Shell version 2.00 (4.640)
Current running mode 1.1.2
map: Cannot find map name.

Press ESC in 1 seconds to skip startup.nsh, any other key to continue.
Shell>_"

Note: it starts the count down at like 5 but stops at 1 even if I do not press any other button.


Again, I have never dealt with installing cpu/motherboard so I have no idea what this could mean. ALL help is GREATLY appreciated!


Thank you in advance!

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July 17, 2011 2:45:53 PM

Ok, well, it was bc the HD was connected to the mobo and not the psu as well..

However, I still cannot get it to boot...

Is it because I am using m old HD? Do I need to wipe it and install a new OS onto it?
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July 17, 2011 2:59:27 PM

Make sure your plugging int he 8 pin power near the CPU. I briefly looked over the memory QVL for that board and I don't see Microcenter listed on it. there is a Micron, but I don;t know if that is the same thing or not. You may need to go into your BIOS and set up your RAM manually, but I'm not familiar with the P67 motherboards. Go through and reseat your parts, making sure everything is plugged in. If you take out the CPU, be sure to clean it and the heatsink and reapply the thermal paste.

Is there a new error message or nothing happens when you turn it on or what?
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July 17, 2011 8:43:51 PM

Now when I start it up I get to the Windows loading screen and then it restarts and says that it couldn't start properly last time and asks if I want to start Windows restore or start normally..
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July 17, 2011 11:44:23 PM

I would put in the Windows disk and see if it will do a fresh install. Have only one hard drive connected (your boot) and the bios set for booting from the usb cdrom or cdrom. And only one stick of ram in the slot it needs if the board is picky. If it will not do this I would take it to a shop as their are to many unknowns. Or wait for more reply's.
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July 18, 2011 12:10:37 AM

Ok yeah..since it is turning on, I feel like most is connected properly. Since I am using my old HD I think that the problem is that.. I am going to wipe it then try a fresh OS install..
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July 18, 2011 1:38:53 PM

You try clearing the CMOS too.
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July 19, 2011 1:12:52 AM

Yeah it turned out it was because I was using my old HD...wiped it and put on a fresh copy of Win7 and works like a charm.
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July 19, 2011 4:14:21 AM

Great! Go ahead and establish a backup and make a image of the disk now while you are thinking about it or even better after you get some of your programs up and running and installed. Do an image on an external drive or second drive. And then establish a backup plan. Far better then installing the o.s. down the road.
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July 19, 2011 4:35:16 AM

Hmm.. I do not.. what is that (I am novice..)
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July 19, 2011 2:29:37 PM

joojoo1234 said:
Great! Go ahead and establish a backup and make a image of the disk now while you are thinking about it or even better after you get some of your programs up and running and installed. Do an image on an external drive or second drive. And then establish a backup plan. Far better then installing the o.s. down the road.


How do you make an image of the disk? This sounds like a good idea, but I have never heard of it. Any guides or anything?

Glad you got your PC working. It can be frustrating.
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