I had some RAM that was suspected to be faulty due my troubleshooting with some help from a previous post on the site, and my friend suggested that I bring it over and try it in his PC to see if the RAM was bad, or maybe my RAM slot. Well it got put off so I bought another motherboard, popped the RAM in, get the same errors as before (Wont boot to OS, stop errors, random restarts, etc.).
So I called up my friend today, talked him into letting me come over & try my RAM in his board, and it did not exactly go as planned. I have 1 512mb DDR400 and 2ea. 256mb DDR333 sticks of ALL Crucial brand RAM, 1GB total. We put in the 512, and it booted up into windows and opened up Battlefield2 even, so we shut her down, popped in one of the 256's and it started to boot, then clicked and restarted 2 times in a row, popped in the 3rd stick and it wouldnt boot normal, but got it to boot into safe mode. So at this point Iwas thinking that the 512 was the only good one, so we popped it back in to double check (and btw, yes we were putting the modules in DIMM1, closest to the processor) it and it wouldnt boot at all, the screen would just go black after POST, and if we tried to bott into safe mode, it would freeze every time at mup.sys (i think) if that even matters.
Now the worse part about it all is that my buddy popped my ram out, and both of his 256mb modules back in and it was doing the same thing, black screen on normal boot attempt, and freeze at mup.sys on safe mode boot attempt.
Could my RAM have possibly fried one of his slots? The power went out in my house a while back, and my computer started gettin quirky right after that, it has been down for about 3 weeks or more now. I have had this RAM in 2 of my motherboard as well, my old Biostar M7VIT Pro would give mee a repeating long beep and usually not even POST.
If anyone has any ideas of what might do thisor what I should do, other than send the RAM off to Crucial and have them tested and hopefully found bad and replaced. That is the only thing I can come up with but I feel really bad about my friends situation, so if someone can think of something I am missing please let me know.
Thanks in advance