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Computer resets when windows is booting

I have the M2N-E SLI motherboard with a 500w Power Supply with a 5400+ AMD X2 CPU. Everything is connected properly and as it is booting the windows loading screen pops up for a split second then the computer resets. I can enter bios no problem but everything there seems normal.

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    I was informed that I needed to fully format my harddrive when I get a new motherboard.



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You need reinstal operatin system.

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Hi Tomokato,
This maybe nothing but the first thing I checked is the CPU.
Supported CPU list through Asus web site for M2N-SLI
(Click on this link).
The first supported 64 X2 is;
Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (CU),512K,65W,rev.F2,SocketAM2
Second CPU supported;
Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (DD),1MB,65W,rev.G,SocketAM2

The CPU that you are using is not supported.
Since this is a new CPU, you might be able to exchange it for the Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (CU),512K,65W,rev.F2,SocketAM2.
Link to Asus main web site for M2N-SLI.
Suggest you add the above link to you're favorites.

Even you're memory is not supported. As seen in user manual page. 2-13.

Have more questions, feel free to ask.


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