Which component doesn't belong

By media_murder · 7 replies
Aug 19, 2008
  1. I am new to computers.
    Just recently I started building a computer.
    All went well until I got to installing the OS (Microsoft XP Home)
    That's when the Blue screen showed up.
    I was reading through threads about it,
    and the only thing I could come up with is something is missing.

    My computer is:
    motherboard: Intel BLKDG33TLM Intel G33 Express Skt775 mATX MB w/VID SND
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz 1066MHz 8MB S775 QuadCore CPU
    RAM: Infineon 2GB DDR2 RAM PC2-6400 240-Pin DIMM
    hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA/300 7200RPM 16MB HDD
    optical drive: Pioneer DVR-2810 18x DVD±RW DL SATA Drive (Black)
    video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 512MB DDR2 PCIe Video Card w/DVI TVOut
    All that wrapped up in a 10-Bay ATX Computer Case w/550W PSU & 9.84" Blue LED Fan
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    Consider buying better ram? Is that a 30 dollar kit?
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

  4. media_murder

    media_murder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It came up after it installed,
    when it was loading windows.

    as for the ram, it's a single 2 gb stick.
    It cost me $38.50
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    We're pulling teeth here! Did Windows load fully?
  6. media_murder

    media_murder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it was after it installed,
    then at teh bottom it said something like now loading windows,
    then the screen came up.
  7. media_murder

    media_murder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I found teh problem.
    I think it was my motherboard.
    It wouldn't allow xp.
    So I had to swallow my pride and get vista.
    Until I can find a linux that I can understand.
  8. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    A motherbaord can not deny a OS from installing if it didn't install it's a fault with the hardware or the setup in some way.. getting Vista won't change a thing.
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