Question about Biostar : K8VGA-M Athlon64/DDR400/A&V&L/MATX Motherboard (MOTBI07)

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Cant install os

I have a biostar k8vga-m with an athlon 3400 512mb ddr 400 memory and a 500 watt antec psu i cant install any version of windows or linux it will says loading then stop responding yet i can load memtest and have no issues along with a cpu burn in test also i can use the bios with no porblems the cpu temp is 50c so thats not the issue ive tried a different dvdrom and still no luck any ideas?

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  • shaunl Sep 21, 2007

    ive switched out memory tried a different cdrom and even tried botting it without a hdd to see if i could get the "hdd not detected" msg still no luck

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50c is too high. Anyway, either you have a problem with your memory, cd drive, or hdd.

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