I have 2 drives that I have tried on this system. I have an older IBM 8 Gig drive with a previous install of XP pro from the old system. I know I'll have to rebuild the OS, so that's not a problem. The new drive I have is a Seagate Barracuda 120 Gb 7200 RPM drive. I just tested that on another system I have going and it screamed through an install of XP in about 37 minutes, so I know both drives work.
I just got a new stick of RAM from Kinsston to see if there was a problem with the RAM. BTW, Kingston's support was AWESOME!! They gave me no hassle to send me out a new stick of ram to replace the one I have. I guess they really stand behind their product. Anyway, I'll give all this a whirl tonight and if I have no luck the chip and board are going back to the vendor for replacement, as I only have a few days left to return it. I pray it works, so I won't have to go through the trouble of sending it back! Thanks.