I just spent the whole weekend to install new hardware for my little brother (Processor, Motherboard, Graphics card, Ram) without success ...
Motherboard: Asus P5KPL 1600
Graphics card: Gainward 4850 GS
Ram: 2x2 GB DDR2 800 G skill
I had problems with crashes (freezes the pc). So I format and reinstall XP, but most programs do not run or are stuck to the PC. So I try the Beta version of Windows 7 and at the end of the installation, the same, the pc freezes.
Someone commented on the compatibility of components. So I tested, and found that the processor is not compatible with this motherboard when it is supposed to support Core 2 Duo.
The big question that I try to solve is: what is the problem comes from? If yes, an updated bios will solve the problem? Or should I change the motherboard?