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Possible CPU or RAM bad???

I am setting up a new computer.

Yesterday was installing the OS and it kept locking up or Blue Screening before it even started the real install.
I figured reflashing BIOS would be a plus.... so I did so. It locked up and ruined the motherboard.

New Motherboard..... installing the OS.... same problem.
If installing XP.. it says "can't copy XXXXXXXXX file"... on various files... I can hit enter to retry.. and sometimes it copies it.... then eventually it gets stucks on a file and retry does not work.

I've taken out everything but the same harddrive... RAM... and CPU..

If I move the HardDrive to my computer, it installs fine.... so it isn't the HD. With the OS installed from my computer... and putting the HD in the new one, it blue screens shortly after the splash screen.


So.... what do we think it is?
The RAM?
The CPU?
 

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P4 2.66g 533 FSB
512MB pc2700
60Gb Western Digital 7200rpm
new mobo: Alabtron Intel 845PE
 

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I'd start with the RAM, it's pretty unlikely that the processor is bad if it hasn't been abused. Since you've already replaced the MB, it's probably not that.
 

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swapped ram
same problem

swapped power supply
same problem

I've swapped everything but the CPU basically..... I dont have one lying around to try out....
 

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" and putting the HD in the new one, it blue screens shortly after the splash screen."

whats the error?
XP must be on the same IDE BUS as it was installed on, IE primary Master
 
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