I finally had time to assemble my 6 core beast, after over a month I had issues with what turned out to be the video card but thankfully my lovely and thoughtful wife purchased and IPR when she bought it at memory express.
I am almost done a night shift then get home and shovel the drive way and deck.
I am considering doing some work on my build, but depending on how tired I am will determine what I may do. I think maybe some cable tie down and hiding as this is one build I am taking time with and not just...
My wife was exceptional and bought me several parts for my new build that I have been itching to do for some time. As well I was able to head out on boxing day on a modest budget and get most of the other components I need to finish my build. I am taking ny time with it and I spent some time in...
Ok I had a similar issue trying to install xp onto a drive with a motherboard whos cpu socket had a TDP of 95w and the cpu of 125w. I couldnt get vista to even install same issue you had. I managed to get win xp with sp2 installed but windows would not update.
If you want to wipe the drive completely you need to download and burn on to a DVD or CD the ultimate boot CD.
Ultimate Boot CD - Overview
There are several options on there to wipe harddrives.
Really this CD makes troubleshooting and recovering data much easier.
I've flashed my motherboard using the windows utility when I had XP installed a few times and had no issues.
But now I'm running windows 7 64 bit and the ASUS windows bios flash utility won't work so I am using EZflash.
Considering I've only done these when needed several have come out for my motherboard, I am wondering if updating it for my new CPU would I have to do each indiviual update chronologically? Or do I just do the latest one? I sent my question to ASUS and they say just to do the latest but I am...
If it were me I would certainly take it apart and rebuild it. Hopefully the cpu got knocked loose or maybe its one of the power connectors. I had a similar issue where only part of the board would power up but I didn't have the 24 pin all the way in on one side.
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