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Thread: Cannot setup Vista x64 in GA-MA78GM-DS2H (freeze/reboot after




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    Default Cannot setup Vista x64 in GA-MA78GM-DS2H (freeze/reboot after

    Hello!
    I've recently bought a Gigabyte's GA-MA78GM-DS2H motherboard (graphic onboard) with a AMD Phenom X4 9550 and 2 x 2 Gb Ocz's DDR2 PC6400 (Titanium Edition), and I cannot install Windows Vista 64 at all... since it freezes/reboots right at the beginning of setup, in the "Windows is loading files...." section after the gray bar get to the end...


    At the moment, after I had read some posts in this and other forums, I've been trying to setup vista 64 with the following config:

    - removed all additional boards (like the sound card or tv board);

    - setup with only one dimm installed (2 Gb), one hd (SATA) and one dvd drive (IDE) installed;

    - manually adjusted the memory voltage in the BIOS to 2,1v and to 4-4-4-15 timings (the default ones for this RAM, since the board detected higher timings, in auto mode);

    - turned off Amd's Quiet and Cool feature in BIOS, as well as other unnecessary things for the setup (such as additional USB's ports, Fan Control, etc);

    - set the SATA controller to operate in Native IDE mode in BIOS;

    - set the Floppy Disk setting to none in BIOS (since i don't have any).


    And after all this adjustments I still cannot setup Windows Vista 64,.. however i setup Windows Vista 32 without any problem.. or special adjustment to do...


    I'm going completely crazy with Vista x64... does anyone know what else should I do??

    Thanks in advance,
    SkElEtIkO
    Last edited by skeletiko; 12-29-2008 at 09:24 AM.

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    Default Re: Cannot setup Vista x64 in GA-MA78GM-DS2H (freeze/reboot after

    What happens when you run memtest? Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Also set:

    Performance Enhance = Standard
    tRFC = 56
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: Cannot setup Vista x64 in GA-MA78GM-DS2H (freeze/reboot after

    Quote Originally Posted by VorLonUK View Post
    What happens when you run memtest? Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

    Also set:

    Performance Enhance = Standard
    tRFC = 56
    Hi...

    Well.. I haven't run it yet since I tested the system with others memory and the result was the same, so I considered that the memory wouldn't be the problem...but... I'll run it tomorrow morning just to be completely sure...

    When you say to set Performance Enhance and TRFC, where do you want me to set it? (BIOS or memtest... i think that you're referring to memtest, but since i've never used it ).

    Thanks for the help,
    SkElEtIkO

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    Default Re: Cannot setup Vista x64 in GA-MA78GM-DS2H (freeze/reboot after

    try installing with 2 gigs only then install the 4gb patch fot vista 64 bit

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    Default Re: Cannot setup Vista x64 in GA-MA78GM-DS2H (freeze/reboot after

    Quote Originally Posted by BURTON88 View Post
    try installing with 2 gigs only then install the 4gb patch fot vista 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by skeletiko View Post
    At the moment, after I had read some posts in this and other forums, I've been trying to setup vista 64 with the following config:

    (...)

    - setup with only one dimm installed (2 Gb), one hd (SATA) and one dvd drive (IDE) installed;
    Thanks anyway,
    SkElEtIkO

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    Default Re: Cannot setup Vista x64 in GA-MA78GM-DS2H (freeze/reboot after

    Hi Guys!

    Finally my Windows Vista 64 was installed flawlessly ..

    The problem was a faulty DVD that I was using to setup Vista.

    Thanks for all the help guys.. and keep the good work.

    Best regards and Happy New Year,
    SkElEtIkO


    P.S. Just for the record, when installing Vista (32 or 64 bits) in this mobo, set in BIOS the "Onchip SATA type" as "Native IDE". Then, after Vista is completely installed, install Gigabyte´s SATA drivers, and set Windows AHCI setting on (made in registry... search how to do it in Microsoft's Knowledge Base). After that, go to BIOS once again, and change the "Onchip SATA type" to the desired option.

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