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Hi there everyone.

I'm having a few problems with my new build and was hoping that someone may be able to help.

Firstly a quick and easy question....In the past when upgrading my mobo and processor; I have always just swapped them over, booted into Windows and sorted out the chipset drivers. Does anyone remove all of their chipset drivers (with original kit still in place), install drivers for new board, power down, swap over mobos and then boot ? I only ask as I don't like to remove all of the divers for my old board only to find an issue with the new one and have to reinstall everything again.

Anyway. To the crux of the problem.

I have recently purchased a 2nd hand Bloodrage board, i7 920 processor and 3x2GB Guil PC3 128000 1600MHz 9-9-9-28 DIMMS.

I do what I usually do; power down swap over all the hardware and boot.
However I can't get the damn thing to boot into Windows ! Also in BIOS it staes that I have 4GB of memory and not 6GB. I remove mem from DIMM3 slot, 2GB found. I remove mem from DIMM2 slot, 2GB found. I insert the memory that was in DIMM3 into DIMM2, still 2GB of memory found; this leads me to believe that I have an issue with the DIMM2 slot.

I remove all memory except that in DIMM1 (2GB in BIOS shows), but my PC restarts itself during boot into Windows (Windows 7 64-bit) just as the 3 balls of light meet on the logo sequence :-) So before logon screen.

Could this problem be due to the DIMM slot (or incompatible memory ??) or do you think that it is my chipset drivers that windows is struggling with as the architecture between my old board (Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L Socket775) and the Bloodrage one are so different ?

Also (there is more!!). In Windows recovery screen, windows can't find my partition to help with the recovery until I load the RAID drivers from the Bloodrage disk (all in the not so good recovery mode of windows). My disk is then found but this does not help. I'm not sure how much of an issue this is as Windows does appear to want to start to load, so it is reading my hard drive at the start.

Sorry for being so long winded; any advise is much appreciated.

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Well toss out fixing the RAID array, its very unlikey to recover if something corrupted.. I've had this problem with FOXCONN and DFI boards. Sucks! (don't try booting till the RAM starts working, you're going to break stuff mroe)

I suggest checking voltages first as I had this problem when I was not delvering proper volts to chipsets and RAM

can you go to BIOS and list what your Vcore, VTT, ICH, IOH, and VDIMM are.. From there I suspect more than one may be out of acceptable range

oh and can you get the exact model of your RAM from the sticks? To reference the specification from manufacturer
 
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Drivers could be an issue since you came up from a G31..could you fill us up with your setup??so experts and people here can be of help to you..

also try to isolate whether the memory sticks or 1 of the 3 slots are bum..if one is busted better get the board RMA'd..

regarding RAID the old ICH10 South bridge chips does not support RAID(correct me if i am wrong here) and as far as i know there are revisions with your board..does it come with a ICH10R chip on southbridge?or just a ICH10 chip??

could you specify what Model of bloodrage you have??

is this your board??
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it says on the website that it supports RAID functions..so there maybe some unsorted problems regarding with your RAID failing..
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