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    Default BSOD When installing Windows

    Hi guys, I'm building a system based around a GA-EP45-DS5. Everything seems ok until I try to install windows and about a minute in I get a BSOD. I've noticed the SATA and IDE lights come on and I've tried everything but nothing seems to work. There's also a message mentioning a pci but I've only got a graphics card installed (Gigabyte 8500) Processor is Q9550. Corsair 2x2gb 1066. Seagate Barracuda.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards Pete

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    Default Re: BSOD When installing Windows

    Try it with only 1 stick of ram in slot one.

    You likely need some settings adjusted for 2x2GB. tRFC needs to be 52-62 for 2x2GB as well as you need to add +.2-3 MCH Core

    If this does not help, please post back with more info

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    Ok, just tried it with the one stick in slot one and I'm still getting a BSOD. It happens at the same place into the windows installation. Roughly just before it asks you to format.

    This is what I keep getting, same message every time.

    STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF748E0BF, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08

    pci.sys - Address F748E0BF base at F7487000, Datestamp 3b7d855c

    The only card I have installed is the graphics (Gigabyte GeForce 8500 GT 512MB). I don't have another card to try in it's place.

    Oh yeah and the SATA and IDE leds are still lighting up momentarily.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: BSOD When installing Windows

    Did a real quick google of your problem. I may have found an answer for you. Have a look at this thread if you are trying to install with an older XP disk : PCI.SYS Windows XP pro will not install please help - TechSpot OpenBoards

    Spoiler: It looks like petefloyd prolly needs SP2 integrated to get the installl to work.
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    Yup that did it alright, all it needed was SP2. You'd think they would mention it in the manual.

    Thanks for your help guys, PrairieDawg = Legend, thanks man!

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    Nice Fine PrarieDawg. Thanks for the quick help

    I often forget to even ask when people say "Install XP" if it has SP2 or not. I do ask though now about Sp2 or SP3, SP0 is so old, but I guess alot of people still do keep the disks around

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    Default Re: BSOD When installing Windows

    Yeah for the time being SP2 is the best way to go for music production. Is there any way I can get my windows disc replaced for a copy with SP2 integrated. Do you think microsoft would oblige or could I try the store where I got the disc?

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    No legal way that I know of to get a free XP SP2 disk. Just create your own: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...slipstream.asp
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    Default Re: BSOD When installing Windows

    Just thought microsoft would perhaps exchange it seeing as it's only a small upgrade.

    Does anyone know a good site or thread regarding optimizing cpu, ram etc. Been doing a bit hunting and found various things like activating the 3gb switch and what not, I don't really want to start dicking around with OC'ing and all that, I'm just wondering if they're any safe tweaks I should know about (possibly with screen shots of BIOS or tuning software) to get the best out my system.

    Did a little reading on 1:1 ratio for cpu and ram freq, but still it's all greek at the minute.

    Dawg thanks for that link, I was put off by this slipstream lark at first but that site explains it really well. I'll have a crack at it later.
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    Default Re: BSOD When installing Windows

    Well MS used to send out SP@ disks for free + Shipping, not sure if they do anymore. If you like I could check. But yeah as said above it is simple to make your own

    As for guides, I have pinned a General Overclocking guide, and a Memory info guide. Have you looked them over?

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