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Old 02-19-2009

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new build, vista install problems

me and my housemate are trying to install Vista Ultimate x64 to a brand
new build spec list is:

M2N68 ASUS motherboard
X64 AMD athalon 3.0 gHz x2
250Gb sata hard drive
Sata CD rewriter drive
2GB ram
512mb Nivida 8200 graphics

after weeks waiting for faulty motherboard and processor needing
the parts arrived early this morning at 7am! we eagerly installed it in
to our new case and within 30 mins all the parts were in and we popped
our Vista Cd in to the drive and set up the bios to read the CD drive
etc then the beautiful words
loading windows files came up then the green blue screen then it
appeared to stick on the busy cursor forever! we tried our 32 bit vista
only to encounter the same problem and then just as we were getting
rather frustrated after 1 hour of this screen and i came on this site to
find a solution the language select screen has just popped up as i type
this and the dreaded please wait screen is now there.... i will keep you
posted on the install...but at this could be weeks!

moral of the story: have patience!

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Old 02-20-2009

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Re: new build, vista install problems
I hate to burst your bubble but this is not the optimal choice of hardware
to run Vista 64.
Unfortunately for AMD fans many motherboard drivers for Vista 32 are less
than optimal and the situation is even worse for Vista 64.
I doubt your motherboard or processor per se are at fault.
I would first make sure that the latest BIOS is accurately installed on your
ASUS mobo. If the BIOS is not properly installed that could be causing your
problem with installing either the 32 or 64 bit OS. Revising the BIOS is
made easy on this mobo but check the instructions carefully.
Also be sure your RAM is not faulty. If you are able then insert the RAM in
another machine and run the Microsoft software RAM test, which should
rapidly identify if the RAM is defective.
I recently configured a machine with that particular motherboard and CPU and
ran into comparable difficulties.
The machine boots and runs but its performance is somewhat disappointing. I
have had similar experiences running Vista on other AMD chipsets: the
machines just do not perform as fast as they should. However vendors like
Acer or HP which sell AMD boxes with Vista seem to get better performance,
which makes me suspect they have better tuned mobo drivers.

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