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Hello everyone,

 

I am having some issues with the initial setup of my new system and was hoping to find some answers here.

 

I had my system built and upon my first try at setting it up (loading the OS & Drivers) the system kept freezing up at random points, at times making it difficult or impossible to even load the OS properly.

 

I sent the system back for repair thinking it was a faulty MOBO, since I had tried everything that I could think of to get it working.

 

While it was being repaired, I read up on possible causes, I read about BIOS and possible memory issues ect.

 

I have my system back now and I do not want a repeat of what happened last time.

 

Can someone please tell me all the things I should do before I load the OS, possible bios tweaks for my memory? flashing the bios using a USB drive?

 

I am quite frustrated and hate to ask for help but I really need someone to "walk me through" all the little things I need to before I load the OS so I dont mess up my system again.

 

Thank you guys for any help info that gets posted, my system specs are listed below

 

500 Watt -- NZXT PF-500 Power Supply

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6550

Asus P5N-E SLI nForce® 650i SLI

2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 PC6400

eVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 512MB

320 GB HD [serial-ATA-II, 3Gb,16M Cache

80GB HD Sata 1

3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

16x DVD-ROM

20x DVD-Burner

 

windows xp home 32 bit

20'' lcd wide screen

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First thing, get the Latest Beta BIOS for your MB and load setup defaults and then set the memory voltage to 2.1 Volts and set the tested settings manually Cas 4-4-4-12 at 2t Command rate for XM2S-6400C4DHX Cas 5-5-5-15 for XM2S-6400C5DHX. then Disable legacy USB and test the system with http://www.memtest.org
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