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Old 06-16-2009, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I've never ever ever ever have this much trouble with a new system.

specs:

Core 2 quad Q8200
Asus P5Q-E
4Gb Corsair Ballistics
Radeon HD 3650
IDE DVD burner
SATA 500GB HDD
Antec Sonata II
600W Antec PSU

Now, I get it all put together. fire it up and it posts and boots from the CD wonderfully. I get into the Windows XP Pro installation and crash. restarts and crash. after 5 or so hours of fighting with it I finally get windows XP installed. Initially I was trying to use an old PCI expansion card that was fighting with the installation but I got that taken care of. so I go to log in and start reconstruction my PC. It freezes on the login screen just after I type my password and hit enter. its done this about 60 times.

I am now back in the re-installing process.

this is my 3rd system with a P5Q in it and I love the mainboard. but I've read that this could be a chip set problem. I don't want to rip up another system to try a different motherboard. but I got the HDD plugged into my other system and its fine.
I know the ram doesn't conflict as I did check that in both my other systems using memtest on both machines.

what do you think?
your guess is as good as mine.

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Old 06-16-2009, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New system, needing help!

Moved to the right section.

It sounds like you're having some motherboard problems...you said you've had it for a while, right?
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nope, I opened the box from newegg yesterday. I fought with it all day yesterday.
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Hmm. It's possible it's defective...

Mobo is most likely. The GPU is a possibility , but not as likely.

I would say RMA it, or if you have another one laying around, try that one to confirm with all the current parts to narrow it down.
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confirmed the ram, hdd, videocard, and dvd burner on my other systems.
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So it's the motherboard then. I guess your best bet is to RMA.
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