Weired Windows 7 installation problem


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I started to build a new computer,

Fractal Design Arc Midi ATX case
MSI 990FXA-GD80 motherboard
AMD FX-6100, AM3+, 3,3GHz, 6-core processor
Noctua processor cooler NH-D14
OCZ 120GB Agility 3 Series SSD
Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.12, SATA III HDD
Kingston Hyper X Genesis 2x4GB, DDR3 1600MHz, CL9 memories
ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP video card
Nexus 1000W RX-1K 80Plus Bronze PSU

and I run into some issues. I came to know that the memories aren't really compliant, but I couldn't get it all running with my older OCZ memories either, the ones who had function properly with my 770-C45, and Sempron 140.

What I got, in installation:

1. Blue screen, it went off too fast for me to get it
2. Freeze at "Setup is updating settings"
3. Blue screen: "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval"
4. "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.

Next time: "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer".

What the heck? I've built four PCs, no problems, and I upgraded my previous one from XP to 7. And no problems.

I'd be very happy with some advice.

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Do you have a model number on the Kingston memory? Why do you say it is not compliant?

Does the board have an automatic overclock you can stop?

Have you tried installing without the SSD and just use the Seagate for testing?

I always like to keep a live CD of something like Linux I can boot to and run, just to test the system in such circumstances.


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Thanks Saltgrass. You gave me a couple of things to think about. I'll get back. :)

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