Emergancy computer input is needed - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-30-2007, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
Monster Techie
TheOtis's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Planet Earth.
Posts: 1,274
Send a message via AIM to TheOtis
Default Emergancy computer input is needed

As some of you know, I attempted updating my BIOS recently, which I now regret.

From the time I got my computer, I've had issues. BIOS hanging when it wasn't overclocked, missreading temps, and just all around not being stable now and then.

I went from being able to OC my cpu and ram a good amount, to barely being able to OC my proc even with my memory running at DDR2 667 when it's DDR2 800. I've ran memtest on it and the windows one and they both report new errors.

Fast forward to tonight, I put my new Crucial Ballistix, boot it up. I start mem test to make sure its all ok, and i'm getting a TON of errors.

So I'm like crap, did I get stikes? I put them in the other two DIMM slots, run memtest again, and they're just fine and dandy.

I go to boot into Windows, and i get BSODs over and over, or I get "Windows Failed to Start".

But, i was able to boot into Ubuntu just fine. I did have it hang up twice though. I decided to re install windows, but now it hangs on the nice looking blue screen before installation, pretty freaking sweet.

But now, it hangs at the BIOS screen. I can turn it off and restart it, and it just hangs there.

I'm rather upset, my last build I had an ASUS board, and I loved it. It was rock solid.

So tomorrow Am I'm going to pick up a new mobo. I can't wait to order one online, so I have to go to a couple store around here. I'd like to stick with P35 for upgradablity.

I'd like to keep it under $150 and would want one that could overclock well for the price.

Would this be a good choices?

PC Club: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard Retail

Back on being mobile - ASUS G551- 15.3" 1080p - Core i7 4710HQ - GTX 860M - 16GB DDR3 1600 - 512GB Samsung 850 Pro - Steam ID: TheOtis
TheOtis is offline  
Old 09-30-2007, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
Uber Sanoob Techie
san21893's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Westchester County, New York
Posts: 634
Send a message via AIM to san21893
Default Re: Emergancy computer input is needed

Newegg.com - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

I've heard good things about the p5k, not sure you still want an ASUS. With your price range though, you can pick up that board and have wi-fi.

san21893 is offline  
Old 10-01-2007, 12:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Renowned Budgeting Master
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Uniontown, PA
Posts: 4,153
Send a message via AIM to Sora
Default Re: Emergancy computer input is needed

The DS3L is a great board honestly...so is the DS3R
E6300 w/ Arctic Freezer Pro 7 @ 3.6ghz 1.4Vcore
Antec 900 Case
EVGA 750i FTW Mobo
4x1GB of G.skill DDR2-800
2 8800GT in SLI
22" Samsung Syncmaster
1 250GB WD and 1 Seagate 7200.10 in RAID 0
Corsair 520HX 3DMark06 Score: 13900
Sora is offline  
Old 10-01-2007, 06:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
MetalHead Techie
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,912
Default Re: Emergancy computer input is needed

asus is losing its touch, its not on top of the world anymore
p5k is still an amazing board, but the ds3l has a great price for the overclocking and features it offers
Proc Intel 2500k
Video XFX 6950 1Gb
Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
Mem 4 gb PNY DDR3 1600
Case afk
Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
Cooling Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling
HDD Hitachi 1Tb
Invisible is offline  
Old 10-01-2007, 07:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
baron5's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: Emergancy computer input is needed

One would think having errors from memtest would suggest ram problems but if you just got new ones, they only other logical answer would be the board like you obviously are thinking. I personally think ASUS is the best motherboard maker but it really vary's depending on budget. Get back with results after you get your new Mobo
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito

baron5 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
POST Troubleshooting Guide SYL\X/3K Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 7 03-07-2009 10:24 AM
Help needed badly ( computer not connecting to internet ) Flyer1 Laptops and Notebooks 9 08-07-2007 11:56 AM
1/4 " Microphone to computer input KyleO Computer Audio and Multimedia 8 07-17-2007 02:32 PM
My crazy computer - help needed! shanedlm Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 5 07-12-2007 03:38 PM
Some upgrading / building new computer and counseling needed akasixcon New Systems | Building and Buying 5 04-21-2007 09:26 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.