Hello everyone. I have installed Xeon E5420 (SLBBL) on my Asus P5B mobo and as probably expected I have some issues with stability.
I have latest BIOS with required XEON microcodes installed.On default settings, after clearing CMOS and resetting BIOS settings I can start my computer and log in into Windows but after few minutes, 8 or something I get BSOD. Sometimes related to NTFS file system, sometimes something else.
Some more details regarding my machine
- RAM DDR2 Geil 800MHz
- 480 Tagan PSU
According to my mobo specs, the maximum FSB it can run on is 1066 but default FSB after installing E5420 is 1333. As I understand this is causing my RAM to work on a higher speed. I can lower it below 800MHz but still BSOD appears.
It's seems to work only after manual lowering the FSB CPU Frequency from 333 to 266 MHz, which gives me exactly 1066MHz FSB but then still the overall speed of CPU in best case is lowered to ~2GHz. Should I made some changes in BIOS?
According to this page my motherboard should work
I hope I've described everything correctly.
Your help and suggestions will be very appreciated. Cheers.