Ok, today i installed a new motherboard: http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/DG965WH/index.htm
And a new Processor:
Intel Core2 DUO 6300 @ 1.86 GHz
And new ram (2 1gig sticks)http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...uctCode=85018-4
With 2 gigs installed, the computer would not boot past the welcome screen, and would auto reboot. I tried installing vista, and it picked up a memory management error, so i took 1 stick out and it booted properly with only the 1 stick. I swapped sticks and it will not boot, so one stick is dead i assume. BUT with the 1 good stick in the computer is only reading 504MB of ram, instead of 1 gig.
This ram is pc4300 running at 533 MHz which is listed as the lowest ram this MOBO will accept, so it should work.
Any ideas here folks? this is only my second mobo swap, and it seems to be running perfectly, except for this ram issue.
any help much appreciated