try only installing with 2gb of ram installed. under some hardware circumstances, vista has problems installing with more than 2gb of ram. add the other 2gb when you have finished installed AND updated the OS.
Thanks. Heard that from another board and have gone through the last couple of iterations with only 2g. Starting to think that the memory settings aren't right if the cache_manager isn't keeping up with the SATA speed ?
Even if you just use 2 sticks of ram instead of 4, if the voltage settings are incorrect you would still get issues.
Check your manufacturer's web site for your ram's voltage requirements, your mobo dishes out 1.8 i think, i have a ds3 am2+ board same brand and same brand ram.
Changing your last setting to 18 might help to. If not, il vote the issue isnt the ram at all
That board is the only thing I share with your build, and that board has been causing my 64 bit install all sorts of grief. The vista disc itself is highly suspect. Try playing with bios settings and a flash if the mem does not help out.