Originally Posted by antuk15
Right guys got the extreme today.
I have all the components in my sig installed in the board.
EVERYTHING is at stock clocks.
My 5850's are in the first and third slot and the 9800GT that I use for PhysX is in the fifth slot.
I have a Samsung Blu-Ray drive and two Deskstar drives that I run in RAID 0.
I set up the RAID array fine, set the Blu-Ray drive as first boot device and insert the Windows 7 install DVD.
The first loading bar appears ( The white horrizontal one ) then after that it moves over to the second loading screen which is the Windows splash screen with the flying colours.
Problem is that Windows crashes and those flying colour things never appear as it crashes before then.
I've manually set my RAM at lose timings with the correct voltage as well as trying to install with no RAID array and with a different DVD drive. I've checked the Windows 7 DVD in another machine and that starts the install process fine so it's deffinatley my machine.
All the BIOS settings are at default.
I've completely run out of ideas....
One thing to note is that my old MSI 790FX GD70 motherboard blew a VRM when I overclocked my 1075T in it, could it of killed my RAM?
This is a xmas pressent and I'm gutted that I can't use it, any help would be appreciated
things you might try:
as suggested 1 video card
plug in an 8 pin cpu power connector in the upper left corner of the motherboard it should have 4 yellow and 4 black wires
plug in a small speaker in the lower right of the motherboard and listen for beep codes
check for red led light on the motherboard they should all turn green or go out
boot from the win 7 dvd and start tapping F5 key just before windows starts
there will be options to repair window and go to command prompt and run memory test
run memory test if memory test passes this will also be a cpu test
in the repair section it is possible to check hard drives and see all the drives that are active
if you have other Components plug in remove them start with very basic system to install windows and then add the other components
try install with 1 memory stick at a time to check memory chips or try it with a different video cardEdited by Tweeky - 12/25/10 at 7:49pm