the computer switches on but when we try to reinstall windows (last case scenario right now), it runs of the CD and then when it tries to use the harddrive to load up....it gives me the blue death screen!
Have you formatted the hardrive? If not, try using the hardrive manufacturer's software to configure the drive. If you still get bluescreens, try using just one stick of ram, or changing the voltage. The ram specs should be listed on the label or the manufacturer's website. Newegg also lists specs if they carry it.