So I cleaned up the overloaded startup menu in MSCONFIG and that helped speed up the bootup. Did a Disk Cleanup and gained a few gigs of space. Started a BIG Disk Defrag and left the house for a couple of hours. When I got back, the screensaver had froze. Whaaat? Rebooted and it would not start at all.
Removed the new RAM and it booted right up. I have done a lot of RAM upgrades but this has never happened to me before. I have always received good RAM from Kingston.
So my question is: is this indicative of defective ram from them (to only work a few hours), or could something else have fried it?