QUOTE(apransavage @ Sep 6 2005, 11:42 AM)I just put together a Sempron 2800+ with a Machspeed K8M8MS motherboard and have been unable to get a stable version of Windows (2k or xp) installed. I have 512mb of DDR 400 with a 40gb WD and 80gb Maxtor. Everything boots fine, recognizes everything, but Windows installs sometimes with errors and then is fairly unstable. Never been able to apply any service pack, files always "corrupt" even when they've been copied from reliable sources where they work. Processor temp looks good at 50C or below. Any ideas?
Check your IDE or SATA cables for proper connectivity. Run Memtest86
' ">http://memtest86.com to test your memory for errors. The symptoms you present are common with incompatible / faulty RAM.
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