Unfortunately I spoke too soon. While I was able to install and run Win8 after replacing the processor (Intel 3570K), the system froze twice in two weeks. I then ran memtest86 again from CD and found garbled / scrambled text as before. I suspect this problem may be related to memory timing (discussed re BSOD at http://ow.ly/1SciiJ for example) so I'm exchanging the mobo (ASRock Extreme4 Z77), and changing the memory from 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1866 to 1x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600 about which Crucial says at http://ow.ly/1Sci9O "Guaranteed-compatible with the ASRock Z77 Extreme4". Hope this works.
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2/12/13 at 9:59am