New Build Issues

I posted this at cpumag.com, but I thought I'd give this forum a shot as well since someone from here suggested it:

I built my first computer yesterday, and I am having problems getting any games to install. First, my setup:
P4 3.06
Asus P4PE
Corsair XMS-3200 512MB
Gigabyte Radeon 9700 Pro
Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer
WinXP

I installed XP and got all the updates. Then, one at a time, I installed updated drivers for each card. No BIOS or chipset updates available. Updated firmware on CD-RW (Plextor 48X). I ran 3DMark fine (14.9k, I might add), and seemed to be having no issues. Then I tried to install Battlefield 1942; installed okay, but when I played, no words anywhere; I navigated the menu on memory and played a level with no writing anywhere. Tried to install Age of Mythology; several aborted installs; finally installed (having succesfully "retry"-ed a couple of times; when starting, I get the opening screens and movie, and then I keep getting initialization failures. MOHAA failed during install multiple times; Diablo II failed during install. At this point I have given up. Suggestions please?

Thanks,
chris

Tagged as: new build issues


Probable answsers

Glad to hear they're helping you out. I'm hoping they want to underclock to test it, not to fix it.

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