|Ok i've just upgraded my system|
with the following bits
Cooler Master HAF32
Intel I7 860 2.8ghz Quad Core
2x2gb Viper Patriot 1600mhz (only runs at 1066)
128GB G-Skill SSD HD SATA II
and i took from my old system
Auzentech Prelude 7.1 sound card
Gigabyte 8800 Ultra 756mb GDDR3
2x500GB SATA II Barracuda HD's
2xPioneer Dual Layer DVD RW Drives
(SATA, can't recall if they were only sata or sata 2 on the drives it only shows the sata logo)
Now first off it wouldn't even turn on, but i somehow managed to fix that somehow, though i didn't change anything
then it refused to boot from the DVD drive at all. would jsut hang when it got to the bit Booting from CD, b4 it asks whether you want it to
Turned out for whatever reason the HD's have to be on the SATA2 section and the DVD Drives have to be on the GSATA slots.
Now i can boot into my copy of windows from the old system thats on the SSD drive, took a few attempts and Safe mode repeatedly to get in but i got in, managed to install some drivers from the Gigabyte mobo disk and now that works ok.
However i want to reinstall windows anyway due to clutter.
herein lies my problem
The install starts ok with the white bar going across and starting install, then it goes to the windows logo - Starting Windows and thats as far as it gets the Drive stops spinning, and the logo eventually stops fluctuating after a few mins
Anyone who has this board give me some tips if you have a similar setup on how to actually boot off cd/dvd.
and the other problem like so many people have said the memory only seems to work at 1066 even though it's rated to acccept 1600mhz memory and i am using that speed memory,