Alright, so, here's the scoop. My dad just ordered a new computer off of newegg(I choose the parts). It arrived fine, so we started putting it together. We got it together, and started to install vista. Went through fine, it installed, then we wanted to setup a second monitor to it. So, we shut it down, put in the second monitor, and booted up. While getting the second monitor stuff setup, it froze on us.
About as far as we got. Now we pretty much get BSOD's constantly while loading the OS. We tried reseating everything. We tried reinstalling vista(can't even get it to do that right now). Reformatted the HD. Took out the second monitor. I've tried it with the hard drive from my computer, which I know works fine. It crashes when loading XP from my computer. I can't see the BSOD when it tried to load my OS, it goes away in like half a second. The BSOD with his HD is a very generic one, just with a code at the bottom with STOP: 00XD41337 325245 blah blah. Not the actual one, but you get the gist.
I'm confounded. Its not his hard drive. Its not his ram I don't think, we've tried all his ram seperately, and get the same error each time(2x2gig and 2x1gig). We're about to try my video card in it, but that seems unlikely. One thing that seems weird is that the processor, a Q6600, is running at 38-43c idle. Is that too hot? Is it just overheating? And we're just getting it to BSOD at the same time every time?
500gig Western Digital Hard drive
Sonata III case and power supply
Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Hanns-G 22in monitor(if this matters, I'll pull up exact model)
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