I just finished one of my builds and am trying to install Windows XP onto it. Here are the specs beforehand...
- Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4 GHz (512KB L2, 533MHz FSB)
- QDI Superb 4 Motherboard
- 2x 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM
- Seagate 80GB IDE HDD
- Bestec 250W PSU
- 16MB NVIDIA TNT2 Pro
- Samsung DVD-ROM
- USB 2.0 PCI Card
- Generic PCI Modem
The issue right now is that when I'm running through the Windows Setup from my XP Pro SP3 disc, partway through the setup says that a random file on the disc is corrupt and the computer needs to be restarted. Every time I tried booting it up, a different file was noted as corrupt.
However, I tested the same disc on another computer and the Windows XP disc ran to the end of the setup screen without error. I tried this on another computer and the same thing. What could possibly be happening on this one build to cause it errors during the Windows Setup?
Thanks in advance.
More info: I ran Memtest86+ with these for a couple hours before without error, but I am running it again to see what is wrong. Just to mention, the CPU FSB is actually higher than the motherboard FSB, running at ~1.8 GHz instead of 2.4 GHz. I don't know if this is an issue.
SOLUTION: I was running PC3200 DDR RAM, when the highest official supported speed of RAM is PC2700. I had some spare sticks of PC2100 lying around (also supported) and the setup went through without error. Thank you for your assistance!