Ok, so I upgraded my pc last night;
Epox 8NPA+ Ultra, A64 4000+, X1800XT, 2x1gig Corsair XMS.
But I'm having a nightmare with drivers
First time I installed Windows I installed the Nforce drivers from the mobo disc, everything went ok I could get onto the internet via my router to download the new Nforce set - though I didn't know which one applied to my motherboard so I ended up getting "Nforce 4 AMD" and that seemed a sensible choice from the options . Anyway, installed these drivers & towards the end it said I need to remove the forceware (firewall etc.) before continuing, so I allow it to uninstall these things & reboot.. on booting something complains it can't find an .exe; but I ignore it for now and install the drivers again.
Everything seems ok, but after rebooting Windows bluescreens randomly after about 5-10seconds.
So I give up and re-format/re-install Windows.
This time round I think, it'll be a good idea to uninstall the old nvidia stuff first..
So I do..
Then Windows won't boot because its missing "nv<blah>.dll". Doh.
So, back to the drawing board (or as I like to call it, re-formatting).
I figure, pft what the hell I'll just use the old drivers off the disc and get my new pc working.. do this, everything is ok - then I download the latest cats & install them..
Get the error cli.exe failed to initialise properly on boot - a bit of investigation and I figure out its because the cat control centre requires .Net 1.1 sooo Windows update it is.
Run Windows update, it installs the verifier, updates itself and so forth then asks for a reboot.
After the reboot, seemed like explorer was taking forever to start.. eventually a popup comes from Nvidia firewall type thing helpfully telling me that it couldn't work because something (gee..) had changed my Windows files or settings, but for me not to worry because it had cleverly fixed them all again (yes, "oh no" ran through my mind, quite rightly so).
So.. I wait.. and wait.. and explorer just never initialises , if I end all nv* tasks & run explorer I can get it up.. but opening a web browser crashes ..
Thats as far as I got last night (~2am) before realising I had work today and so I gave up.
Oh and to add more woe to my case, it seems Scan have sent me Corsair XMS with the timings 3-3-3-8, instead of the 2-3-3-6 I ordered *cry*.