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yeah, it was stable. i can do everything now, prime95, even 3dmark06, overclock to 3.6

Everything except install Crysis, get error messages now, some indecipherable crap. I clicked to install 8 updates from windows that it said were "important".

To be honest, i think i've had enough. If these updates don't work i may just give up and try to return my stuff. maybe get an xbox instead!
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post #92 of 110
aww man. srry to hear that its come to that. how many times did you try to reinstall vista? did you reformatt everytime?
   
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post #93 of 110
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aww man. srry to hear that its come to that. how many times did you try to reinstall vista? did you reformatt everytime?
reinstalled it twice, but only once after reformatting my disk. how many times should I have to reinstall my OS?

actually, i think i'm screwed. i cut out alot of my upc codes b/c there were rebates available, so i cant return alot of the stuff. i wouldn't be surprised if I end up having wasted $1800 bucks, having a dead computer for my troubles and attempts to build. like the thread title says, if I had just kept the Dell...
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post #94 of 110
yeah i never send in rebates on hardware. only things like cases and such.

well it is really strange that its prime and memtest stable, have a fresh install of vista,and you are getting blue bsods when installing crysis.

when you went to install crysis did it tell you that there was an update you were missing that needed to be intalled?

was crysis installed and working good before you threw the other 2 gigs in?
   
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post #95 of 110
Your problem to me is in a sense is you(im not bashing you) before you even had it all figured out you overclocked everything have no knowledge of building computers and was expecting way too much.As builders we have troubleshooting skills You should have did thourough reading of your equipment through forums and what not. I mean damn you couldn't even format the drive. You have to stick your feet into the waters before you dive head first. And maybe If you soaked up a little more knowledge you wouldn't be wishing you had kept your dell. Always remember just cause you spent 1800.00 on a system doesn't mean s&^% if you can't configure it. my 2copper
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post #96 of 110
Btw orthos is for dual/multi cores which you have
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post #97 of 110
Don't give up!! You have a nice system, you should be able to work this out with the help of OCN!

Take a break from it for a few days if necessary. Clear your head and then come back to it when you are ready.
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post #98 of 110
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well, i'm crossing my fingers that i found the problem, but it just doesn't make sense. i just took my system downstairs, and started looking around inside my case. my sata cable for my HD was loose. you know how those cables are supposed to "lock" into the drives and into the mobo? well, i can't get a sata cable to lock into the hd, i guess the retainer ont eh HD is a little off or something. it'll plug in, but not "lock". and like i said, when i reached for it, it was loose. this sata cable is pretty close to the RAM slots, do you think it's possible that when i was messing with my RAM (installing more RAM is what started this mess), i hit the sata cable and disconnected it enough that the drive would still work, but would crash my system? would a loose HD sata connector could cause these problems? b/c i just installed ghost recon and am installing cod4 and couldn't get this far before without a bsod.

crysis still gives me some error message when installing, but it's not a bsod, it's like some generic crysis error that i'm missing some file. if cod4 works and plays (it didn't work AT ALL when i was having my problems), i may format my drive again, and start from scratch.

does it even make sense that a loose connector could cause these problems? remember, my drive passed a diagnostic, so i would have thought that loose connector would render the HD useless.

maybe i'm just being overly optimistic that my solution would be so simple.
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post #99 of 110
Yes.

This sounds like a serious issue - if the SATA cable is not making full contact that could explain a lot of your problems.

For the short term, forget about overclocking. Just concentrate on getting your OS and your programs loaded. Even at stock settings, a stability test can be extremely useful. Download Orthos and run two copies with core affinities set to 0&1, and 2&3.
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post #100 of 110
I had my system setup and running for over a week before I even contemplated overclocking.

No need to rush... unless your l33t or something, which I really don't think you are.
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