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[Resolved] Windows 7 Freezes on startup after installing Phenom II 965

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Recently I had ordered a new Phenom II x4 965 to replace a Phenom x4 9600. Yesterday I received the processor in the mail and the install seemed to work out just fine. It booted into windows like normal and I left everything at stock settings.

The next time I booted up the computer windows froze on the startup screen before showing the glowing windows logo. I waited a good half hour and then I hit the reset button and it rebooted like normal and this time windows loaded. Today when I turned my computer on the same thing happened and when I restarted windows loaded.

To make the story short I installed windows on another hard drive and when I load windows on that drive windows will freeze on the startup at every cold start (power is turned on) and every other warm boot (PC was restarted without powering down).

I tried updating the drivers in the system, being the chipset, graphics card, audio and LAN.

System Specs:

AMD Phenom II x4 965 @ 3.4GHz
Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3HP with F5i bios (latest)
BFG 9800 GX2
Corsair CGM2X2G800 2GB x2 (4GB) DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-15
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Antec 650W Power Supply

Both hard drives are Sata. The DVD drive is also Sata.
Edited by xxpenguinxx - 2/17/11 at 5:20am
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check the power supply, loosen the ram timings, feed them a little more juice, and slow them down about 50mhz.
Checking the power supply is a good idea cause the 965 pulls much more power than the 9600 (140W versus 95W) and the increased load may be causing a power sag as it gets loaded up.
the ram settings is just to keep things safe. back them down a bit, and if that doesnt work back them down to stock.
If its still doing it after you check all of those, then its safe to say the board doesnt like the new processor.
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This is the processor I have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727
It's the 125W revision. In hardware monitor it says 119W.
My motherboard uses DDR2 memory btw.

I tried removing my graphics card to give the processor more power but that didn't work. I lowering my ram speed to ddr2 667 while leaving the timings the same with no luck.

I have heat sinks on the MOSFETs just in case and they don't get too hot, the CPU cooler feels warmer then they are.

I tried running a few stress tests with Orthos and OCCT for a few hours and neither had errors or bluescreens. My maximum core temps were about 42C and at idle 28-30C.

I asked one of my friends about it and he said his brother has the same problem with Windows 7. He has an AMD Athlon 64 x2, it's 3Ghz but I'm not sure which model it is or what motherboard he's using.
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well then the only thing in this case which can be causing this is your motherboard. Try switching to a different board that supports the phenom II and see what happens
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I found the problem, USB mouse wasn't enabled. This must of been reset when I cleared the CMOS.

If left a usb drive connected windows would boot fine, and when one wasn't connected windows would freeze. So I knew it was a usb device interfering.
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