Okay installing windows is all done. The system seems a bit slow and choppy compared to my old one but that could be because I'm transferring stuff off my external HDD not sure.
On the memory front I believe one of the sticks is faulty. I tried moving it to different sockets (by itself) and it wouldn't work. Then I tried the non-faulty one in those same sockets and it did work.
Only problem is its going to be a bit hard to get a refund. I bought it from a computer market that will come around two weeks from now. So I guess I have to wait it out on my crappy 1 GB of DDR 800 until then.
Quick question: If all other things remained constant would a Pentium 4 3.2 GHz give better performance when just using xp for simple things like internet/music playback etc. than a Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz? 'Cause it sure feels that way. Guess I'll have to turn that huge fan on the top of my antec 900 on and overclock this baby
Just wanna give a big thanks to everyone who helped me through the process of upgrading this stuff.
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