Re: Dual Channel Mobo. question.
Hmm, that's weird. Everything should work. Maybe try putting it into different slots to see what happened. Are you getting any RAM count in the beginning? I've never seen a blue screen when Windows is not even installed. Try putting your Windows XP CD in the drive and reboot for the installation process.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?