Originally Posted by djspock3030
I am new here so be gentle, i had now where else to turn. I have an AMD 965 black cpu with this Mainboard, 4gigs G.Skill recomended RAM. I could not get 64bit Windows 7 to install so i tried the 32 bit. The challenge that I am having is lockups at random. When installing the 64bit OS it would stay stuck on the starting windows screen. 32bit OS allowed me to get in there and get Nvidia drivers (using an old 8600gts) and OS updates etc. I will be at a web page and 5 minutes later baaaam lock up. Have to reboot then baaam lockup. I would have read all 422 pages but its a little taxing. The board was shipped to me with BIOS 1.7. I only have 1 drive it's a SATA drive 500gig. Has anyone found an answer to all of this or am i the only one? Many Thanks Spock
Sounds like unstable memory. May need more voltage or it could be bad ram.
Run memtest86+ on the sticks for at least 3 full passes (probably about 1-1/2 hrs+) and see how it does.
First try bumping your voltage up on the ram, then if that doesn't work run memtest on them.
Also, you could try installing Windows with only one stick of ram.