First of all I wanted to ask, to make the most of the Quad-Core technology should I be running 64-bit Vista or 64-bit XP??? (mostly used for gaming, hardcore).
Second, I am currently installing 32-bit XP as I do not have the 64-bit at the moment, and after XP installs, it restarts as part of the install process. After this occurs it shows the 39minute til fully installed, etc, etc, then it crashes to blue screen reading "Beginning Memory Dump" (A.K.A. The blue screen of death). So is there a way to fix this???? I have tested my hard drives, 100% working, my memory is new, so I would assume it to be working (although my previous memory was DOA), so what is most likely causing this???
My setup for reference:
Q6600 - Quad-Core Intel Processor G0 Stepping - Water Cooled
XFX nForce 680i LT MOBO
4 X 160GB 7200rpm SATA HDs (all working, tested)
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
Geforce 6800 Ultra OC PCI-E G-card
4 gigs PC-6400 DDR2 memory - Dual Channel (all same model #)
Standard DVD Player
Please help me, I am in a real bind at the moment and am off for Holiday Break from college and am BORED AS HELL!!!!