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New College Rig Help!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sryinex, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. sryinex

    sryinex Thread Starter

    Jul 27, 2006
    Not quite sure if this was the right place to post this but here is the problem..
    Well, about 3 weeks ago I purchased the parts for my new college rig and are listed as so,

    ASuS M2N-SLI Socket AM2 Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 4200+ AM2
    2GB OCZ Dual Channel Gold EL DDR2-800 PC6400
    500GB (2x250) Seagate SATA-II HDD's
    (2) eVGA 7900GT's in SLI
    ASuS Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Antec 550Watt TrueControl PSU
    Coolermaster Cavalier Black Case

    Ok, when I try and install Windows XP Professional, it goes to the first blue screen where it says on the bottom "Setup is loading xxxx" and once it hits the last setup is loading file it just freezes and won't go to the next screen which would be the screen showing the Hard Drives and which to format and install it on. I know it's not the CD, because I borrowed a neighbors and it did exactly the same thing. I've also been told that my motherboard needs RAID drivers or something, well the problem is I don't have a Floppy drive in this computer and they told me to use XPCreate to slipstream them in, well that didn't seem to work, did the same thing as before.

    One other problem is the CPU Temps, when I go into the BIOS it reads the CPU idling at around 47C with both the stock CPU fan/heatsink in the CPU box and a gigabyte fan/heatsink. I'm not sure if this is a problem with the BIOS reading AM2 or something.

    I don't want the computer to crash if I tried to open a CPU intensive application after Windows booted up.

    Thank you all for any help!
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