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  1. When I was using the DFI board I was trying to use RAID. With the ASUS board (again using a raid array) and most recent ASUS bios (1205) I am no longer having any issues. I am sure that I was or probably had done something wrong with the DFI board, but I couldn't figure out what it was. It doesn't matter any more. Thanks!
  2. Switched to an ASUS A8N32-SLI and everything works fine now. I don't know... I was an ASUS fanboy for a long, long time. And then I switched to DFI becuase I thought I was one of the cool kids. But now I think I am just not worthy...back to ASUS for me. Thanks for all of your help and suggestions.
  3. I know for a fact that at least one of my printers doesn't have drivers for xp x64 (I was checking it out today), but it looks like I am good to go with chipset and video drivers. I have alot of hardware and software (especially games), and I guess I just worry about compatibility and performance issues. I have entered a new stage in my life and I just don't have the time for tinkering and dinking around with my computer that I used to. I just want it to work. I swear, I am about to just get rid of the damned thing and get a playstation or nintendo or something... I am going to Fry's today to look at motherboards. I may pick up a motherboard. And I may even pick up a copy of Windows XP Pro x64. I am still thinking about it... I would love to just install x64 and fix this problem, but I am afraid that I will be left with a whole host of new problems in it's place...
  4. I already have a full, stable image of all of my data. My main focus right now is just being able to either restore my backup to my system with the new FX-60 cpu or do a fresh clean install with new FX-60 without having any problems. When I restore the data with the new CPU, it recognizes the FX-60 Dual Core Processor during POST and then loads windows just fine. Then windows detects a new device (the cpu) and updates Device Manager ->Computer with ACPI Multiprocessor PC. Then prompts me to restart. When I restart it stops loading about 80% of the way through the windows boot screen and then restarts... When I try deleting all of the partitions on my raid array and then creating a new partition and installing windows on the new partition, everything goes fine until the first time that newly installed windows is about to load (after the third reboot in the install process)...then it does the same thing, stops loading at about 80% of the way through the windows boot screen and then restarts...over and over again. I am going to try some of ExRoadies suggestions tonight and I might try playing with the ACPI setting, but if disabling ACPI is going to prevent windows from recognizing the dual-core cpu then that is not an option for me. I thought ACPI was just for power management?
  5. I already have a full, stable image of all of my data. My main focus right now is just being able to either restore my backup to my system with the new FX-60 cpu or do a fresh clean install with new FX-60 without having any problems.
  6. Hmmm...I will try this! Do you know what impact this has on performance, if any?
  7. I bought it from NewEgg. I just moved to Texas and don't know anyone here, so I can't borrow a dual core cpu from anyone for testing purposes. I have an FX-60 and an FX-55.
  8. ExRoadie, Thanks so much, your dedication and support is admirable and I sincerely appreciate it. I did try a fresh install of WinXP, but I did not try breaking and rebuilding the raid array, so I will try that first thing when I get home. Someone on another forum recommended that I try disabling boot virus protection in my BIOS. I don't recall seeing that option in my bios, but I at work right now so I can't double check. If you wouldn't mind checking, would you see if there is a boot virus protection option in your bios and if so, whether or not you have it enabled? If neither of these approaches produces positive results, I will try a fresh install on a single, non-raid drive. I have also read in some forums with people having this mup.sys problem that USB drivers can be a source of the problem. I might try picking up PS/2 keyboard and mouse at Fry's on my way home and removing all my USB devices (e.g. internal USB flash card reader, PCI USB adaptor, etc) and see if that helps. I will update the forum when I have some results. Once again, my sincere thanks for all of your work at trying to help me out.
  9. The reason I am asking is becuase I still have not resolved my problem tyring to install windows (or restore my backup) with my DFI NF4 Ultra-D board with a FX-60. I have tried 3 different bios's and I am not having any luck and at this point I just want to get my pc back online. So I am considering 1) installing xp x64 or 2) trying an ASUS motherboard, probably an A8N-E or an A8N-SLI Premium. If I knew that you didn't have 'the problem' with your Opty 165 on your ASUS motherboard, I think I would prefer that option over using xp x64...
  10. Big Poppa, Did you by chance try the Opty 165 on your ASUS board? If so, did you have the same problem? I am wondering if it's some kind of bios problem. I just can't help but feel like I am doing something wrong becuase I know so many people have done the same upgrade that I am trying to do without any problems...it's sooo frustrating!
  11. Same here. I did the long CMOS clear and did a fresh install of windows xp and still had the same problem. Windows installs all the way then on reboot it gets to the boot screen, loads for a couple seconds, the restarts. If I try to load windows in safe mode, the last file that loads is mup.sys. This really sucks.
  12. Praz, I have the latest BIOS now. The problem started after I flashed to the latest bios and installed the new CPU. I am going to try flashing back to my old bios... If that does not work, then I will try your recommendations next. Thanks!
  13. ExRoadie, Yes, you pretty much have the problem right. If I were you and hearing the problem rather than experiencing it, I would probably have the same skepticism as you. But the fact remains that I am having a problem and it started when I installed a new FX-60 cpu. As Big Poppa has helped me identify, the machine is rebooting when it tries to load mup.sys. I did do a clean install of windows on a newly formatted partition and had the same problem. Yes I cleared the cmos when I flashed the bios. Yes I have read through the install guide. I will take another look to see if I missed anything but my feeling is this is bios related. Big poppa pump - I had the same thought as you. When I get home after work tonight I am going to flash back to my original bios, which is nF4 N4d623-3. I will update this post then...
  14. Well big poppa pump, you guess you were right :-( Reinstalling windows did not work...still having same symptons. And, like you suggested, i did try installing in Safe Mode and sure enough it was when loading mup.sys that it hung. What a kick in the butt. Well, I guess I better go ready about mup.sys... Anyone else know anything about this? I am having trouble with a new FX-60 cpu...
  15. Guys, I am reinstalling windows now. I will let you know how it goes... I am confident that it will resolve the problem. I know there are other people that have the same hardware/software as me that have successfully used a dual-care cpu...thousands of them. Thanks!
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