make sure with that motherboard you have the newest bios. the stock bios number is show on the first bios page. the bios updates put on new cpu code and ram code for more ram. there three new bios you have to put them on one at a time. use the usb flash back button and a usb stick. install one...boot into the bios hit f5 save the mb bios to default and then boot into windows or shut down the pc. with the new gui pc you have to drop your hard drive as the first boot device or the mb will try and boot from cd-rom or it give you hit any key to boot to the next device and freeze.