added to my older DVD RW, SATA hard drives etc. The problem is the setup is not stable and just freezes quite often. I have used the default motherboard bios settings and everything is standard. Please can anyone throw any light on this annoying problem?
Thanks for the response but I re-partitioned and then formatted the drive prior to a fresh install(which took about 2 days to complete) of Win XP. I tried Vista too but no better. I keep getting BSODs and freezes, especially when I try and install drivers etc.
I cant use a single stick of ram because it is a dual channel setup. However I will try the diagnostics tool that you recommended and see what that says. I took the processor out and checked to see if it seemed to be properly seated in the socket. Although the pins in the socket looked ok there looked to be a couple of lands on the chip that had no marks on them so I am wondering if all the connections are properly made. Any ideas?
Thanks for the info, I thought that you had to install two at a time to work. The marks are just little dots where the pins make contact. I have just pulled it all to bits again and am in the process of rebuilding it, just hoping that something might come to light. I will run the memory checker when I have finished and post again.
Well I rebuilt the system from the motherboard up but still no luck! It freezes all the time and refuses to install windows(XP) without a BSOD. They give various reasons but nothing helpfull. I have tried one stick of ram at a time to no avail and raised the voltage on the memory to 1.9V after some other advice. I am just about out of ideas now can anyone else help?