A few questions

PenguinPc899

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OK number one if a screen resolution is set past your monitors limits how do you fix it.

Number 2: would it be good to upgrade to vista i heard that it only regonizes 4 gigs

and can you tell me if this is good first full build

Mobo: Asus P5N-D combo with a Quad core 2 Q700 2.6Ghz
(hasn't been overclocked yet)

Heat sink: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Ram: 8gb of OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

PSU:XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S8P4 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Modular Active

DvD: ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-20B1LT

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb

Video:2 EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB SLI

and i replaced the case fans with 3 80mm with green leds. and two 120 mm

with out overcloking the xpu is running at 32 degrees
 
If you want to change the resolution, just right click on the desktop --> properties-->settings, chose the resolution you want.

32 bit xp and vista can only recognize about 2.75Gb. You can turn on a 3G switch to increase a little, but to utilize anything above 3Gb you need a 64bit OS. XP 64bit is garbage, so vista is the only alternative until windows 7 comes out.
 

PenguinPc899

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i know that about the resolution but there is nothing there is nothing on the screen how do i fix with out bieng able to see anything

but you dont think that windows is going to fix the recognization
 
you cant change resolution in BIOS .

But you should be able to boot in SAFE MODE by hitting the F8 key when you see the bios splash screen which wont install the gfx driver and the resolution will be very low . From there you can reset the resolution and reboot

[ xp is F8 , no idea what vista is cos they changed everything to show how clever they are ]