My issue, no matter what source, or what ram I use, Windows 7 will freeze during install at random points (Mostly during expanding windows files, however, also occurred before even selecting a partition to install on). When I say freeze, i mean the mouse is not able to be moved, and waiting 15+min does nothing. There is NO trouble installing windows XP, but it runs a little "off" (refusing to install chrome, refusing to keep certain programs up, etc). What have I attempted to fix this? -Swap ram (three times between pny/ocz/g skill, all memtest'd fine). -Remove all non-required hardware. -Installing from 2 different CD's, one manuf, one burnt, and from a USB. (not including the 2 64 bit CD's im no longer bothering with). -Swapping settings in bios on the ram (More volt, more leeway time, etc). -Setting IDE to RAID and the other setting. -Swapping video cards. -Updating the MB bios to most recent -Threating newegg employees. My specs below: AMD Athlon 2 x4 635 CPU Asus m4n75td Mobo 2gb ripjaw G.Skill Ram(supported by the mobo manfuact list) Evga 9800 gtx+ Video card. Now I really do like the motherboard, but that is the only thing I have yet to swap out, and I need this fixed ASAP. There are other posts about this, but none of those resolutions helped me. Does anyone have any idea what can be done to resolve this? Ive been hacking away at it non stop for 4 days now (going on 5). EDIT: This is a custom install, not upgrade.