Thanks for your reply. I have contacted crucial. The gentleman I spoke with suggested a BIOS update and he also suggested I try each stick one at a time. I ran the update and put the memory in and instantly got a blue screen. I then took one of the sticks out and was able to boot up and browse the internet. I swapped memory, booted, and got a blue screen. So my problem is only in one of the two memory upgrades I received. I will have to wait until a weekday in order to get the one replaced. Thanks again for your reply.
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I just purchased memory from crucial and installed yesterday. I had two 512MB 184 pin DDR PC3200 installed and added two 1024MB 184 pin DDR PC3200 for 3GB RAM. I instantly had issues with the upgrade-at first it would only reboot and gave system messages alerting me to a change in the system registry in which a copy of sys32was used for the boot. I went back in and checked my connections and everything looked OK. I tried reseating the RAM and even switched the positioning of the two sets. When I tried to go back in, the computer went through a series of unsuccessful boots in which it would automatically restart. I pressed F8 on one attempt and disabled the automatic restart option. This resulted in a boot folllowed by a blue screen of death. I received three BSODs and decided to go to bed and try again the next day. When I woke up today, I knew I needed to isolate the problem. I removed the new memory and ran soley on the original set of RAM. I booted successfully and managed to work online without a hitch. I shut down, removed the RAM and replaced with the RAM I just purchased. Instantly, I received the sys32 message again and could not go any further. Then another blue screen. I wrote the tech specs down: STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x805D7FCE, 0xACBD28C0, 0x00000000) I removed the new memory and replaced with the old set. I suspect the memory is bad; perhaps the cold weather gripping the states right now affected the quality during transit. Anything I may have overlooked?
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