Ok here's the situation...
I recently moved to wollongong in the past week. Leaving only part's of my computer behind. Case, PSU, Mainboard & CPU, RAM, and a soundcard due to keeping the cost down coming over by plane.
What I brought with me is my GFX card and 4 HDD's as I did not wont to risk losing them in freight.
Now my brother has kindly lent me his computer which is still running APG, but the same CPU as mine (AMDX2 4600+), though his computer wasn't running at all. lol
Ok so here's what I've done, being that my GFX card is a PCEx (ATI/AMD 4870). I changed over the mainboard for a DFI lanparty NF4 skt 939, that was laying around still in its anti static bag (thank god).
At this point I've conected only the basic's, CPU, GFX, 1 IDE HDD and a Antect 550w PSU, oh and 1 stick of 1Gb patrait ram.
Ok so here's where I've started to get problem's.
XP SP2 starts installing np's, has it format, setip file's ect. Untill it just lock's up during the finalization process. I think nothing to much of it, has happend in the past on other system's. Though 4 reboot's later and still the same problem.
Here's what I've done sofar in regard's to the lock up:
Have changed RAM from the 1Gb to 2x 512Mb stick's incase RAM was the issue.
Have changed over GFX Card from the 4870 to a 7800GTX X2, thought maybe the GPU was locking up for some reason, ie not getting enough power. Even though the system would say it didn't before it even got to the post screen.
Have changed the IDE cable for a new one, in chance of a rail being slightly damge/crushed.
Have reset the CMOS back to default using the jumper pin's. This was done after the change of GFX card's.
Made sure the CPU is sitting in the socket right and with enough thermal paste.
And Im still here getting the same problem (lock's up/ freezes) at differn't point's of the installation of XP..
I'am getting tired and I need someone's train of thought on the matter lol..