I am having problems with a self-build new PC, and I hope somebody can help me out here.
Here is the list of components :
Case Fractal Design R3
PSU Antec True Power 650W
Motherboard Asus P8P67 Pro
RAM Corsair 4Gb DD3 1600
CPU Intel i5 2500k
Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7
SSD 64GB Crucial RealSSD C300
Hard disk Samsung Spinpoint 1Tb
Graphics card Radeon HD 5770
DVD drive Samsung External
I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit edition, which I downloaded from the MSDN website. I have used the Windows 7 USB DVD Download tool to burn it onto an 8Gb USB stick.
The initial problems I had were caused by plugging the SATA devices into the Marvell sockets rather than the Intel sockets on the motherboard. Once I used the Intel sockets, the install went well – it completed successfully, and I then installed all the various m/b & video drivers
with no problems.
However, after a couple of hours running I started to hit various BSOD crashes with “Page Fault in nonPaged area” and “Memory Management” issues. Soon the PC became unusable because it was crashing so often & I decided to re-install Windows 7 from scratch.
The problem now is that if I try installing from the USB stick I get crashes on the same error messages (“Page Fault in nonPaged area” and “Memory Management”) even as the install is starting – it will not get beyond that point. This is after downloading another copy of Windows 7 from MSDN & reburning it on the USB stick. I tried burning a DVD & installing from that but the device is not recognised – I am using an external Samsung DVD drive.
I am wondering whether I have faulty components, but then why would I have had a successful install initially.
Any help is greatly appreciated