Gigabyte m55SLI-S4 and Athlon X2 (displays garbage)
I just built an Athlon X2
Anthlon X2 Processor
GEIL 2GB DDR2 800 RAM
GeForce 7300GT Sonic
160GB Hitachi Digital RAM
The thing works fine but on random reboots, i get garbaged display on boot up screen (pre-windows)..
Normally i'd think this is a video card problem..
but here's the ANNOYING PART.. i've tried everything (im glad i have access to parts) and I cant seem to narrow down on the problem
I tried to test each component on another rig..
RAMs, Video Card, Hard Drive, Processor, Motherboard, etc.. no problems! put them all back together, and i get the garbaged display randomly..
I tried replacing RMA'ng the motherboard...
i tried replacing RMA'ng the Processor...
i tried reboots without the hard drive...
i still get garbage display randomly..
i tried a lot.. but to summarize..
i tried replacing the X2 processor with a regular Athlon AM2 3200 processor.. no more problems..
I tried replacing the motherboard with an ECS brand and testing it with the X2 processor, no more problems..
put the 2 (mobo+proc) together again.. garbage display problems
I dont get it.. why wont it work right with the HIGH END gigabyte motherboard and X2 processor?? Are they not compatible?
please help evaluate.