Hi there. First time builder here and I'm having trouble diagnosing/troubleshooting an issue with my new build. My system boots properly but is crashing whenever it starts running Windows. At first I thought it might be because I'm using the hard drive from my old system (which I've read on this board is a bad idea and I can't really disagree) so I've tried booting from Vista Installation DVD to re-install Vista on some new drives I have. However, even when I do that, the system crashes at the exact same part after all the files are loaded from the DVD into memory. More exactly, as soon as that progress indicator for Vista startup appears on the intro screen, a blue screen flashes on the screen and then quickly fades to black before I've even get a chance to read what the error message was.
My newbie hunch is that there is a problem with the memory or how its setup. The Corsair memory lists the timings as 5-5-5-12. Initially, the mobo was Auto-setting the timings to something different so I changed the timings (and only those four values) to what I've listed above. However, that hasn't gotten me any better results.
Anyone have any ideas as to what is going on? Would appreciate the help.
CPU: Q6600 (G0 stepping)
CPU cooler: Sunbeam Tuniq Tower 100
Mobo: Abit IN9-32Max
Memory: Corsair TwinX PC6400 1GBx2=2GB
Video: ASUS 8800GT 512MB
Sound Card: X-Fi XtremeMusic
Power Supply: Apevia Iceberg 680W
Case: Antec P182
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
Edited by bc022372, 13 December 2007 - 01:27 PM.