Misery loves company. I've been wrestling with this board for a week now. I've tried WinXP 32, WinXP 64 and Vista Business 64 with no luck. I've slipstreamed the lastest drivers into an installation disk and still no go. Initiated an email support with Intel and will see where that goes.
If I could get some sort of consistency or a repeatable pattern of errors I'd be happier. I just can't complete an OS install. Many various BSODs at diiferent times, 0x7E, 7B, 3E, 1E, no file listed or error message.
Well Vista has a memory tester I tried during the install which passed. Are there other nonOS checkers? Bios identifies it all: 4GB OCZ ReaperX PC1066 DDR3 1333Mhz. I was suspicious until it passed that test. I'm downloading Ubuntu now to create the CD.
Got a memtest ISO which I booted and ran the test overnite....all successful. I then removed all the HD's but one. And I have been able to load and boot WinXP SP2 32-bit. Now to move on the the 64-bit OSes.
Although the memory modules check out okay, Microsofts 64-bit software, XP and Vista, has problems installing with more than 3GB of RAM. So I backed off to 2GB. Still got some problems, but I got further than I have been. Seems like 1 out of 3 of my hard drives may have a problem :-(