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Upgrading my current PC (please help)


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Good morning,

When I put the old processor in my system boots up and once I enter the current time and reboot it. I gets to where windows would be loading and gives me an error(the error is different almost everytime.)

This thing is making my head hurt...lol
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This thing is making my head hurt...lol

Mine too.

That almost sounds like a hard drive problem. Do you have a SATA Hard Drive? If so, this could make some sense in that by clearing the CMOS the AHCI mode by default was set back to IDE mode when Windows 7 may have been installed with it set to SATA mode. This would cause the problems you are having. Look for AHCI Mode and set it to SATA or the opposite of what it is set to be default when you clear the CMOS.

Do all of this with your old processor. If it works, then do it again with the new processor, clearing the CMOS and setting the AHCI Mode again. Here is an image for you...

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soon as I get home I will try this...*crossing fingers*
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Any suggestions to a different CPU? around the same price :)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115131

Will this work?

On the Universal Abit support list it says...

Core 2 Quad Q9400 1333 All 一 Test
It says Test? Most say OK...

Edited by dzacbbb, 08 March 2010 - 02:23 PM.

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Edited by dzacbbb, 08 March 2010 - 02:21 PM.

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Go for the Q9300 as it definitely is listed as "OK" on the cpu support list. It's pricier, but it is a step up even from the one you originally bought. You'll be happy with it I'm sure.
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This is what I see in the Integrated Peripherals screen...

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Now what? :)
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All BIOS' are different. Try clicking Enter on Onchip Sata Device. You are looking for anything that says AHCI mode and you can change between SATA and IDE. You just have to hunt around in there.
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Ok and I checked I do have a SATA hard drive
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Just to be clear, with a SATA hard drive you can install windows on either SATA mode or IDE mode, but if you switch afterwards the system won't boot. So that's why I'm saying switch it to whatever mode is NOT the default as that is my guess at which one Windows was installed as. See? Because when you cleared the CMOS, it switched the AHCI mode back to default.

If by default it is IDE, then switch it to SATA.
If by default it is SATA, switch it to IDE.

I think this may be why the system isn't booting. It seems the computer is staying on with no problems in the BIOS, just when it goes to read the hard drive.

Edited by Ferrari, 08 March 2010 - 09:20 PM.

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I dont see anywhere to change it from SATA to IDE...
here is what I see...( i tried disabling these and enabling still wont load windows...
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Main screen...
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Edited by dzacbbb, 08 March 2010 - 09:57 PM.

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Then that's the wrong area. I'm going to reboot, your BIOS looks similar to mine and see if I can point you in the right direction. Be right back... :)
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Back, mine is under integrated peripherals but I guess yours isn't, or maybe you don't have it. Try looking under advanced chipset features or any of them really. :)
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I looked under all of them...most of the things I can change are enable or disable.

Is there anyway to check the version of BIOS I have? Maybe I can find a manual or emulator so you can see what I can?
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I believe you... I wonder if they don't abbreviate it. It stands for Advanced Host Controller Interface... see that anywhere?

If not, a repair of your OS may work. For some reason your hard drive won't boot your OS. A repair keeps all your Data and programs in tact. Look here... http://howtocleanins.....ll/#Windows 7 You should try the "startup" repair first.
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