|Anyone got a key to windows vista, like an oem key or something? |
I recently undertook upgrading my e4300 to an e8400 on this motherboard
The install went smoothly until start-up. It got about 7/8 of the way through loading windows vista (the part with the green loading bar) and then the computer shut of. I then tried to boot into safe mode and it eventually BSOD's with no error, just a BSOD.
This system is triple booting using GRUB, so i decided to boot into Ubuntu, same problem.
I get the same problem booting from everything including cd, etc.
So i decided to put in the old cpu. sure enough, the computer booted right up.
I know the new cpu is compatible. I also now that it is not DOA because i have three of these cpu's, one of which is doa, and then the other 2 show the EXACT same symptom.
Here are the things I've tried.
1) Clear cmos and load failsafe defaults
2) have in only 1 stick of ram
Ive tried other things that i cant think of.
If any of you have any idea what could possibly be happening, i would be grateful.
I know how hard it is to diagnose a problem without seeing it, but try your best :P