New College Rig Help!!!

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sryinex

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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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