First look through your motherboard manual and get to know your
mobo up close and personal. If you still have it I would use the
foam pad to sit your mobo on when installing CPU/heatsink. Try to
avoid sitting the board on a hard surface because this can cause
solder joints on the board to pop out or loosen. DONT BEND OR
FLEX MOTHERBOARD IF POSSIBLE-or any of your cards ie: video,
Touch the pc case to DISCHARGE static electricity in your body-you
know that little shock we can give to our friends when we walk
on our carpet and then touch our friends arm-not very good for pc parts.
With the mobo in front of you and out of the case, I would do the
Double check ALL the jumper settings per your mobo manual because it is easier to do OUT OF THE CASE.
Install your RAM
The above were just a few tips follow the links below for more
pc building http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20...system-05.html
check the site for more details if need be.
For a WindowsXP install
This is somewhere to start-hope this helps