new: i restarted and updates were being configured as the OS loaded. the comp again went unresponsive and the updates failed to install. now i've receiving the message "updates were not configured correctly. reverting changes. do not turn off your computer"
the blue circle just spins and spins and nothing happens.
so...i recently built my new comp. everything seems to work fine but i am experiencing unresponsiveness. the OS loads and everything works fine for a couple minutes but then the mouse/keyboard go almost completely dead. i move the mouse around and eventually the cursor will jump but that's about it.
this is also leading to issues installing windows updates.
thanks in advance for any help
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
EVGA 512-P3-N980-AR GeForce 9800 GT Hybrid Power
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
LITE-ON 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe
Patriot Viper 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Antex TX1050B case
120mm rear fan
80 mm front fan
Did you test your RAM to make sure it is stable, using 4 sticks is trickier than using only 2. You might need to increase voltage, lower the speed and/or lower the latency; the CAS5 + 2.1V @1066MHz is for 2x2GB, not 4x2GB.