|xp sp3 will load and start almost all start up programs and then locks up - only happens with more than 1 gig of ram - i have a pair of corsair 1gb ddr2 667mhz and a pair of crucial -same specs and the original pair of 533mhz 512mb ddr2 that came with the system. The two 512's will work in dimm slots 0 and 1. All the 1gb sticks will work in dimm slot 0. The lock up problem will happen lick clock work when more than 1 gb is in the machine.|
Bios sees the memory.
Latest bios version is in the machine. I've methodically tried almost every bios switch to no avail.
I've booted to the Dell utility partition and ran every single test all with PASS results.
I don't understand much I see in the event viewer but nothing in system or application looks ominous or anything I can point my finger at.
The only piece of info I don't know what to do with is - I can boot to Safe Mode with 4 gb's of memory!
Any suggestions on how to narrow this down?