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My guess is that you will have to reinstall everything anyways. Operating systems don't seem to like to boot on drives from old systems from my experiences. It's one thing if you change a gpu or something, but when you change a motherboard, you are essentially using a brand new computer with all kinds of different drivers for all kinds of different hardware. Best of luck to you though!

Edit: Clearing the CMOS probably won't do much as the board is brand new. But you can definitely give it a shot.
I did manage to enter the BIOS and changed something like the boot priority, maybe I also changed some DRAM settings, I remember the voltage was quite high, >1.62V, I thought it should be 1.5v according to the RAM spec. Will let you know how it goes tomorrow. Thanks.
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I did manage to enter the BIOS and changed something like the boot priority, maybe I also changed some DRAM settings, I remember the voltage was quite high, >1.62V, I thought it should be 1.5v according to the RAM spec. Will let you know how it goes tomorrow. Thanks.

Can you link us directly to your ram? I'm curious to know exactly what it is.
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It does have shin-etsu pre-applied, based upon what I just found with a quick google search. I am so used to removing the preapplied stuff that I didn't even consider using it. Glad I didn't remove it before I realized that my normal thermal compound was missing in action. Thanks Ovlazek!

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Doesn't the H60 come with some really good shin-etsu pre-applied?
Unless you have some ic diamond or something, I would just use what came on there.
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After I was shamed into knowing that the H60 has a quality TIM in place as delivered by Corsair (thanks, Ovlazek), and that I didn't need to find my thermal compound, I installed it on the board, after the CPU, and into the case this evening. Again, the iPhone pics are marginal at best, but here it is in an original Antec Nine Hundred that still needs a lot of stuff pulled out of it and the wiring figured out...

[IMG]Attachment 219406[IMG] [IMG]Attachment 219407[IMG]

During the board install, I noticed the I.O.Shield for the first time. ASUS really tweeked all of the details on this board - even it looks great!

Time for an adult beverage, or two...

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I just got my GZ. I have a few questions for recent buyers. I ordered from Newegg.com.

1. The board is more a dark brown then black but I think that how they all are.

2. The box was kinda dinged up was anyone else?

3. No XFi "sticker" on lower right corner, it's annoying but anyone know how to get a replacement one?

4. Does the back of the MB feel sticky like if you poured a glass of soda on the table and let it dry some.

5. The battery looks like a reused battery sorta, very dirty on the top.

6. The CPU retention socket is very dull and tarnished looking compared to my evga/asrocks boards, suspecting this is normal but would think be higher quality in this line of product.

I will post pictures later, kinda want to return it for another one I have this feeling it was used or has a previously demo unit feeling to it but I'm sure it's not.

Thanks for the help!
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The PCB is very dark, and in some light appears black, but it isn't black to me (more like very dark, dark purple) either. Not brown to me. Some have complained of dinged boxes, mine was absolutely perfect. No XFi stickers on any boards sold that I've read (no one cares either). Mine isn't sticky, nor have I read this from others. Don't think your battery is "used". Other manufacturers probably use a different supplier for their CPU sockets (ASUS probably uses several), or they spec it as polished (more expensive and no added value to me). You bought it from Newegg, a reputible reseller, so you should address these questions to them for a response. It is possible that they made a mistake, but I don't think they sent you a "demo" or a returned board (has anyone returned one yet). If you aren't happy with it now, will you be afte you install it in a case and run it?

Mine looks great! I only hope it runs half as fast and smoothly as it LOOKS like it will!

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I just got my GZ. I have a few questions for recent buyers. I ordered from Newegg.com.

1. The board is more a dark brown then black but I think that how they all are.
2. The box was kinda dinged up was anyone else?
3. No XFi "sticker" on lower right corner, it's annoying but anyone know how to get a replacement one?
4. Does the back of the MB feel sticky like if you poured a glass of soda on the table and let it dry some.
5. The battery looks like a reused battery sorta, very dirty on the top.
6. The CPU retention socket is very dull and tarnished looking compared to my evga/asrocks boards, suspecting this is normal but would think be higher quality in this line of product.

I will post pictures later, kinda want to return it for another one I have this feeling it was used or has a previously demo unit feeling to it but I'm sure it's not.

Thanks for the help!
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Can you link us directly to your ram? I'm curious to know exactly what it is.
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-468-_-Product

Here is the story:
MemOK made it boot successfully into BIOS, hooray! I believe the cause was that I didn't enable the XMP for the OC. so I enabled it, and the board got the profile exactly right (2133, 1.5v), leveled up to 4.6G. Restart, I saw the windows logo!

And then it crashed with a blue screen that I couldn't catch at all before rebooting automatically. F5->F8 to disable the auto restart, now I got the error code. Googled a little bit, changed the SATA setting to IDE and went in safe mode, yes! Changed the registry to enable the ACHI drivers, reboot, changed SATA to ACHI. I got in my windows. Installed the drivers from the CD, both monitors worked.

Finally relieved and I thought I was done. Another BSOD with 0x124 after a few minutes of use. I guess it should be driver related issues. Time for sleep. But at least I got to a point where I can backup all bookmarks/Firefox cache/outlook etc. before installing the 64bit win7. Hope my story can help guys with similar problems.

I haven't touched my build for 5 years, i'm getting the fun again.
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My pics, kept forgetting to post them.










post #559 of 7108
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My pics, kept forgetting to post them.
Very nice build, but what is with the apple wallpaper on win7? You're not fooling anyone. Hahah.
Welcome to OCN!
Edited by Ovlazek - 7/13/11 at 9:20am
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Hey all.

Without power again, using my work computer. Will update lists when I can.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...0,247604.story

There's more info bout what's going on. Downed power lines, destroyed trees blocking road ways still... gas leaks. Feels bad man.
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