the thing is is that i've done 3 re-installs. I have done all of the diagnostics i know to do. All are fine. I have formatted and installed windows 3 times now, each time on a different hard drive. I'm going to try warez monsters tips once this semester is over. Right now, i dont have the time nor can i take the risk of losing my computer for more than a few hours. I know it should be easy, but i dont doubt anything anymore. I took me a month to get my computer to accept any RAM. LOL
Anyways, i'm just really frustrated. This computer used to run like a dream. I never had ANY problems with it. Now since i had the RAM issue, i have a "newer" mobo, ram and processor (1ghz, 1gig ram). If those suggestions dont work, i'm going to attempt to try and rebuild my old system (i still have everything) with this new RAM. Maybe it will work, i dunno. I'm really quite tired of this... especially since i can't afford to even buy a new HSF!!!!
I have a computer with stuff in it.