It is very unlikely for the OS to have any issues if the board supports windows XP. However, it is difficult to comment on a third party motherboard, it could be a bios issues.
Try to check memory compatibility and also verify if there is any new bios version, before updating read the read me file for the new bios release.
All the best,
Hi thanks for those answers,
it could be a BIOS issue, I'm pretty sure that the board supports Win XP which is why I am currently trying to find out what exactly I can enable on my BIOS settings e.g. HPET enabled/disabled. I would like to know, for example, how exactly (regards BIOS) the i5 should be set up compared to the i7 (or even i3) as the P55A GD65 from MSI is suitable for all these CPUs.
It seems it was the memory chips. I solved this ages ago, just replaced my beloved WD Raptors (11,000 rpm discs) with a cheap Caviar Black HD, didn't solve it then I replaced the cheap Corsair modules with very expensive GSkill RAM modules that seemed to do it. Whether or not the Corsair modules were not 100% compatible as their module selector (and MSI's own too) said, or if they were defective "out of the box"?
I shall probably never know. Anyway, if the Blue screen appears again with "Does not exceed or equal to..." I shall know what to do.