So I decided to build another low level computer for minor editing, web surfing, etc. I had a old socket 754 mobo with ram and an athlon 64 2 GHz Clawhammer installed. After that I got a case and everything else. Installed everything, got 5 weird beeps before POST, and then would proceed to boot; it got to windows xp splash screen, and reboot. Over and over, same problem. I took cards out one by one between boots, switched RAM around. I even got an old K8N Platnum and tried that board as well, same problem. If anyone can lead me in the right direction, that would be great. As of now, I think it may be processor related, but not sure.
Could it be a bad processor possibly?? I was told this processor was ripped out the socket and got it cheap (pretty much free), I looked at it and all the pins appear straight and everything seemed kosher.