Elitegroup gf8 100vm m5 motherboard
Amd phenom z3 8450 triple core cpu
2gb 800mhz ddr2 memory
I bought this lot as a bundle from maplins so it should be compatable
Heres the problem, after building the pc i powered up into the bios and set my first boot device as the dvd drive so i could install windows then i exit and save and then the screen goes blank the pc is still powered up, fans spinning ect.
I removed the battery from the board to reset it and tried again this time it started ok but in post i get this message "dqs training failed on previous boot, reverted to slower dram speed"
So i hit f1 to go into bios and after setting dvd drive as first boot device again i'm back to square one with a blank screen.
I've since tried some different memory which got me a bit further, i was installing windows and it just stopped when formatting the hard drive and when i tried to restart i got the same blank screen again, i keep having to remove the battery from the board to get it started but keep getting the same message about the "dqs training".
Also one time when i was in the bios it just shut down
Not sure what the problem could be i thought maybe a dram timing issue or maybe i need a bios update, i contacted elitegroup but 4 days later still no reply.