I have an Athlon 2000 machine, I bought two sticks of 512mb SD Ram and fitted to make 1GB.
Everything worked fine for about 12 months when my machine started showing BSOD and I thought it was memory related due to the info in the BSOD. It seemed to happen when i was trying to play DVD movies more than anything.
I unplugged one stick and it ran fine with no problems, i unplugged that stick and put the other back in (presuming that was the dodgy stick and my machine would no longer run) to check it for sure but it ran as well as the other stick did?
This happened a while ago and i have been running the machine with one stick installed but thought id give it another go, installed the second stick again, no problems with booting up, 1GB is recognised, open up the Everest software to get an overview of the machine and both sticks recognised no worries there.
Put a DVD in to play and the machine crashed again, took the stick out and no problem playing the same DVD.
I have a feeling there is nothing wrong with the sticks, so is it a XP setting that has been changed perhaps which needs to be altered back?
Any help greatly appreciated.