Vista wont install on friends new machine, but XP runs just fine

If he happens to get it installed, it crashes within a few days. He says "first time it crashes during install is when it does the testing system performance" and "the other thing is when i put the mobo speaker on the mobo it constantly beeps"

He has also tried with Corsiar XMS2 6400 memory. Yes, has changed the ddr voltage to memory spec.......

Any clues????????


EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
SeaSonic SS-500ES 500W Power Supply
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz
mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) -
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA-300 Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
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  1. I would suspect the MB, specifically the RAM picky chipset. I speculate only because I returned a Nvidia 570 MB due to incompatibility with RAM. Everything I tried wouldn't run right. If you use the memory Configurator, the MB you have has many revisions listed. I entered the MB with no revision and came up with these recommendations. You might try the live online chat at Crucial and find some RAM guaranteed compatible with that MB. One other suggestion, which has solved RAM problems for me in the past is to find the default Northbridge voltage requirement and bump that default value up. HTH.
  2. Hmmm

    Check the bios for and update.

    Disable Virtualization in the Bios

    Hope it works
  3. One other thing you might try. Open 'Services' and disable Superfetch. I haven't tried this, but you might see if it makes any difference.
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