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So i went a bought a cheap intel pentium because it looked like it was easier to start on a intel for first timers than a amd..So i found a hp a805n and wanted to install snow leopard. By some grace of god i finally got it to install and it ran perfect except youtube being a lil weird. So without think i did regular apple updates which messed it all up :( so since i had to redo it because i did it on a small hd (30 gigs) i decided to change it up to a 250 gb hd...i partioned it this time with the main 220 and a backup 30 but for the life of me i cant get it to install again. i tried various setting and even a few that was posted here for the same motherboard but i keep getting the grey loading screen after install and nothing else. Here are the specs for it.

  • Manufacturer: Asus

  • HP motherboard name: Goldfish2-GL8E

  • Memory

Component Attributes Memory Installed 2.5 gb (2 x 256) Maximum allowed

4.0 GB* (4 X 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 256 MB DIMMs

*Actual available memory may be less Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM DIMM slots Four Open DIMM slots Two


  • Hard drive

  • 250 GB SATA

  • 7200 rpm

  • CD-RW drive

  • 48X/32X/48X

Type Attributes Write 48X Rewrite 32X Read 48X


  • DVD-ROM drive

  • Maximum speed: 16X

  • Modem

  • PCI K56flex data/fax modem

  • Video graphics

  • Integrated with up to 64 MB allocated video memory

  • Sound/audio

  • THX certification support

  • 8-channels for Full Dolby 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound support with Dolby Pro Logic IIx

  • Integrated Intel High Definition ™ audio (Azalia)

  • Network (LAN)

  • Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

  • Power Supply

  • AC input voltage (47-63Hz):
    • 100-127V/8A

    • 200-240V/4A

  • DC output wattage: 300 Watts

  • Memory card reader

  • USB interface

  • Supports the following cards:
    • Compact Flash I

    • Compact Flash II

    • SmartMedia

    • Memory Stick

    • Memory Stick Pro

    • MultiMediaCard

    • Secure Digital (SD)

    • Micro Drive

    • XD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

  • External I/O ports

  • I/O ports on the front panel

Port type Quantity 9-in-1 (4 slot) + 1 USB One IEEE 1394 One USB (2.0) Two Headphone One Line-in One Microphone One

  • I/O ports on the back panel

Port type Quantity PS/2 (keyboard, mouse) Two (one each) VGA (monitor) One Parallel One USB (2.0) Four IEEE 1394 One LAN One Audio One each (line-in, line-out, microphone)


  • Expansion slots (total)

Slot type Quantity PCI Three (two available) DIMM Four (two available)


  • Drive bays (total)

Bay type Quantity 5.25-inch, external Two (occupied) 3.5-inch, external Two (one available)

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