I`ve bought my new system about three months ago, but some missing parts only came this week. The memory I originally ordered (2x1gb OCZ 2-3-3-5) couldn't be delivered, so I got a pair of 1gb OCZ 3-4-4-8.
My CPU is a AMD 64 X2 4400+ and my mobo is a Asus A8V Deluxe.
Well, at first, I talked to a pal who has the same mobo. He told me that his system would not work with the 2 memory cards without updating the BIOS. The same happened to me. Also, the system didn't recognized the processor. I updated it and it worked. But it still won't work with the 2 memory together. I changed the RAMs and it didn't work with the other one, so it was faulty, apparently.
Then, when I was about to install Windows XP, I realized something was going wrong. First, after the first blue screen (which detects the computer components), it goes to that black screen which has the little white dash blinking in the upper left corner of the window, and freezes.
Then, everytime I initialize the computer, it freezes. The ASUS logo never goes out of the screen.
In the BIOS setup, I removed it and I saw that, in the memory test, when it test each mb of the RAM, when it reaches 258MB, it crashes. Is that a sign of memory problem?
If I cancel the test with Esc before reaches 258, it goes ok, but then again, after trying to boot, the little dash keep on blinking...
Are my 2 memory cards faulty??? Damn it.