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Hey guys.
We're having trouble with our first build, got the parts used from a discount store, except for the psu which we got new. We got it all hooked up, put the windows 8.1 disc in, and put in the code. After that the monitor went black. After an hour we shut it down, couldn't get the install to restart, most of the time we weren't able to get the monitor to display anything from the motherboard even though it was running. Eventually we got to the windows logo screen but nothing happened.

I know win8 can't fully download cause the mobo doesn't have the driver. os comes first but it's not getting anywhere.

So options : can i get rid of any trace of windows 8 and put in a supported linux? Or is there a fix for this i haven"t found?
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should also say that i can get it to turn on only after an hour of inactivity. Any sooner and it won't feed to the monitor.
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That's not windows 8 incompatibility. That's a hardware failure.

Try running your system with onboard video and one RAM stick and see if it's more stable.

Try to narrow down what causing your issue.

Have you double checked your CPU cooler that it's working properly? You system might be overheating.
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Thanks, will do. Every time I've been able to get to the diagnostics screen the cpu hasn't been past like 30c.
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Alright got windows to install. Now I'll put them in one at a time and and see which is off. Thanks for your help.
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It wasn't either, the motherboard won't do more than one ram sick at a time. Each one works fine but if i use both the computer won't boot up.
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Can you try going into your BIOS, setting the RAM speeds to 1066mhz and make sure you have it force at 2T timings.
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Ok, I'll do that and let you know how it goes, thanks.
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Haven't been able to cause I can't get into BIOS. I don't know if it's drivers or if I'm pressing delete too slowly or what, trying to work it out.
Edited by conmann - 3/15/14 at 12:39pm
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Originally Posted by conmann View Post

Haven't been able to cause I can't get into BIOS. I don't know if it's drivers or if I'm pressing delete to slowly or what, trying to work it out.

Look on the motherboard and find a model number, typically next to the pci express slots. post it here. Some motherboard manufacturers bios button is not delete. I have seen the following buttons be used to get into bios on OEM and aftermarket computers. Enter, Del, Esc, F1, F2, F5, F11, and F12. Look up the model number of your board and past it here to ensure you are pressing the proper button to get into bios. Then if you are pressing the proper button and still can't get into the bios you may have to reset it by removing the battery and/or setting the jumper on the board to clear the cmos.
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