Ive recently put a new computer together with a core 2 duo e6420 cpu but im having a few problems when i first booted up everything seemed fine until i tried to install windows and getting a BSOD from the boot disk.
I finally got it to work by disabling cpu enhanced halt (c1e) but then when in windows the computer kept randomly rebooting without warning. ive now disabled the cpu thermal monitor 2 and cpu EIST function setting and its staying on so far.
I run memtest yesterday when I couldn't install windows and it found no errors the other odd thing was I could run linux and mini xp from hirens boot cd without any issues. also it was running for a few hours earlier without a blue screen and now the blue screen is showing up even in safe mode.
Turns out it was the ram i didnt realise the ram i had bought was ment to run at 1333mhz the board was automatically clocking it down to 1066mhz but it didnt like this speed for some reason. So i increased the host frequency to get it up to the normal speed now and all the bsod's have stopped.