Well i pulled 2 sticks of ram and was able to get it to install. I guess its time to do some memtest86. I'm actually wondeirng if i might be running into the wonderful 680i "omg why did you put 4 sticks of memory in me" problem. More and more i'm wanting to go back to an intel chipset, i never had any of these memory issues when i was on my p35 board. Gonna update the video drivers and when it forces the reboot i'll toss the other 2 sticks of memory in and see if i get a bsod again.
On a completely unrelated topic. Vista media center rocks huge amounts of ***. I'm really loving the setup on my media pc. Now if i can jsut find a good ripping program to start putting my 400+ dvds on the server so i dont have to get up to change movies