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Core2 Duo board won't boot into windows with modified X5470 CPU

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Hotlynx16

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Just tinkering around,I have a gigabyte GA-P45T-ES3G,Win10,running a Modified Xeon Quad E5472 3Ghz @ 1600MHZ to fit 775 board, Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit and runs OK as my back up PC. Picked up a modified X5470 3.33 [email protected] 1333mhz and installed it to try to squeeze out a little more performance , booted to the Bios, made sure the settings were correct and when it tried to go into windows it just reboots. Shows the little windows symbol for a few seconds then reboots an does it again and again. Can boot it to the bios fine but won't boot into windows??
 

wagex

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Re-install windows. sounds like a hdd/sata driver issue to me.
 
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Hotlynx16

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I have the drives set up for AHCI in the bios, not IDE( the default) I changed it back when it was windows 7 and made the registry change for AHCI. I previously had a dual core2 E8600 3.3ghz in it. The Modified 771 Xeon Quad E5472 runs fine, boots up in my windows. Maybe I need to re lode the AHCI drivers? Realy don't want to reinstall. This computer has some programs that I can't afford to loose, don't have the product codes anymore. I guess I could clone it to another drive and tinker with that. I do have the windows 7 version of it on a mech drive for a back up. I had cloned it from the Mech windows 7 drive to a SSD then upgraded to windows 10.
 

wagex

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I have the drives set up for AHCI in the bios, not IDE( the default) I changed it back when it was windows 7 and made the registry change for AHCI.
OK so since you didn't change boards the drivers should be fine being as the sata controller i think is on the motherboard for those chips.
I previously had a dual core2 E8600 3.3ghz in it. The Modified 771 Xeon Quad E5472 runs fine, boots up in my windows.
ok so both cpu's work fine? What's the issue?
Maybe I need to re lode the AHCI drivers? Realy don't want to reinstall.
I'm not sure, I'm having a hard time following your posts. Usually if it gets to the windows loading screen and then crashes it's a driver issue.
This computer has some programs that I can't afford to loose, don't have the product codes anymore.
You should always have backups if you have stuff you cant afford to lose, certainly shouldn't be modifying something that works already if it has important information IMO.
I guess I could clone it to another drive and tinker with that. I do have the windows 7 version of it on a mech drive for a back up. I had cloned it from the Mech windows 7 drive to a SSD then upgraded to windows 10.

I think there's some confusion going on. You said you cant boot into windows in the last post, this post you said you can boot into windows just fine with the xeon.

It would also be helpful if you could break down your replies into paragraphs or separate lines of text when changing ideas. It's hard to read for me almost as bad as a run-on sentence.
 
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Hotlynx16

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I am sorry about the confusion. Here is the situation. Right now I have a modified (771 to 775) xeon Quad E5472 3Ghz 1600fsb in the board and it runs fine. Tried two different modified xenon Quads X5470 3.33Ghz 1333fsb and I can go in the Bios fine but when it tries to load windows it just boot loops, no blue-screen. I wanted to see what the performance difference between them would be.