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I upgraded my current rig by adding a 2500k, new gigabyte mobo, and 4 gb crucial ddr3. The build went well. I was out of thermal paste so i put on the stock cooler until I go buy some. Right when i finished installing the bios it blue screened. I then restarted it and a little later it blue screened again. I was searching to see what it ment and somehow got distracted and did nothing for a couple hours. About 3 hours after the blue screens my computer froze. I tried to restart and it kept turning all the fans on then turn off and try again. After a little bit it started up and i got to the bios and after a little bit it froze again. Now it is repeatedly restarting again. Does anyone know what could be wrong. Honestly it is acting like a very unstable overclock but i have not overclocked it yet.

EDIT: I tried running it with one stick and it booted perfectly 3 times. Before concluding it ones a single stick I tried doing the same with the other stick and was successful. I put both back in and the issue seems to have gone away for the time being. I will post again if i have problems again later.

EDIT: After a day of my rig running great I decided to overclock it. I overclock it just a little bit to 3.6ghz. I decide to bring it down as I never recorded any stock benchmarks. Back down at stock doing the cpu test in cinebench I blue screen. Now it fails to start windows repeatedly. ARRG! WHAT COULD THIS BE. Does anyone have any idea.
Edited by awesomator - 4/4/11 at 9:55pm
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could be ram, have you plugged in all the connetions (you would be suprised how often its overlooked)? have you tried with one stick of ram?
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post #3 of 19
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could be ram, have you plugged in all the connetions (you would be suprised how often its overlooked)? have you tried with one stick of ram?
I am almost positive I have everything plugged in. I will try it with a single stick now.
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post #4 of 19
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I tried running it with one stick and it booted perfectly 3 times. Before concluding it ones a single stick I tried doing the same with the other stick and was successful. I put both back in and the issue seems to have gone away for the time being. I will post again if i have problems again later.
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post #5 of 19
Did you reinstall Windows? A motherboard switch without properly reinstalling Windows can open up a window to a plethora of problems. Reinstalling Windows is highly recommended after a motherboard change.
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cool, I would definitely advise you to run memtest just to eliminate the RAM as the problem. Also im not so familiar with the gigabyte boards so im not sure if what the latest bios is, again I would advise you to flash to the latest bios but only after you have eliminated any hardware defects as a problem.
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post #7 of 19
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I am going to run memtest tomorrow and if that turns up ok I will just wait to see if anything else happens. I have been using it for a couple hours and even did a 3d mark test and it has been great. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Edited first post. I kinda regret being cheap not installing a new operating system.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by awesomator View Post
Edited first post. I kinda regret being cheap not installing a new operating system.
As long as your copy of Vista isn't OEM, you should be able to reinstall it. The only time when your stuck with a OS tied to a mobo is when it's OEM.
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post #10 of 19
What you did about the CPU cooler? did you buy a new paste and put it on? try reinstalling the OS its the best choice.. What about the MEMTEST?
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