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Old August 8, 2011, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 View Post
It's possible that your windows is now screw due to all the reboot and crashes while starting. You might need to re-install it.
Exactly ..this is what's wrong
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Old August 8, 2011, 12:13 PM
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haha, thanks, just found my Windows CD (DVD?) so I'll reinstall it if necessary. The voltage seems fine on the bios, NCIX recommends RMA memory, may still do something with that motherboard.

Thinking of taking a hit and getting a Gigabyte motherboard instead, like this one: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-880GM-USB3 (rev. 3.1) It doesn't say it has a core unlocker though and there aren't many reviews . . since it has Advanced Clock Calibration, should I still be able to do it manually?

I've also been thinking of this one for $10 more: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 Which do you think is the better deal? I don't think I'll need Sata3 (my first SSD will be for my high end build in two years) so is there anything else that makes this board better?

Thanks again!

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Old August 8, 2011, 05:10 PM
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well, I have a little preference for Gigabytes myself but for 10$ I would definatly take the Asus. If you need anymore advice, feel good to ask and keep us up to date with that issue ;)
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Old August 9, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Martin, you may have been right. NCIX will test the board tomorrow, but says the problem was that I was using an old harddrive and just needed to reinstall Windows.

At first, I thought you meant just putting in the Windows 7 DVD and let it figure things out. But reading some of the stuff on the net, do I actually have to reformat and fresh install? I got my Win 7 from MSDNAA, I'm not sure if it'll let me install it again. I don't even know how to go about backing up my stuff since this will be the only desktop in the house. And I'm worried about losing my preferences.

Does anyone know of any way to avoid reformatting the harddrive?
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