Originally Posted by Steve@NBF
rgr that... and all three died??
Well, I take that back. They all didn't die.
With my first computer, I'm pretty sure I had to RMA the motherboard once. I don't remember why, though (or if it didn't happen at all and I'm just confusing it with the second computer). However, I believe that it's running fine now, although it hasn't been turned on in years.
Second computer I built was watercooled. GB will remember that one. That one was the one with the ASUS A8V Deluxe motherboard. I *know* I RMA'd this one once. I remember being very frustrated at the time, and I'm pretty sure it was because it was another ASUS board I had to replace. Towards the end of it's use, the computer was having a lot of memory problems and I was worried it was going to fail completely and leave me in the cold. Thus, October of 2006, I built my current computer.
Despite my better judgement, I ordered a third model of ASUS board. This time, the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe. Now, I don't know if this was my fault (probably was, but who knows), but it too suffered memory problems. I could never get it to run stable with my 4 sticks of memory (4096 mbs). Well, I take that back. In the beginning, it did, but ever since I migrated to a new case, it had problems. It might have been suffering problems before that, but I don't recall. I just know that I wanted a new case
(which I ended up hating). Fast forward to last Friday. I had had 2 x 1 gb sticks of memory in my computer ever since I slapped it in a new case (last fall). I had had a 3rd stick of the same memory sitting on my desk ever since that same time. Feeling adventurous (and mostly bored) on that Friday afternoon, I decided I was going to try and get that 3rd stick working. Stick it in, BSOD on Windows loading. Try and swap it with one of the original two, booted up. I decided I was going to flash the BIOS to see if that'd fix the issue (since I was used a year outdated BIOS at that time. I know, I know, with the BIOS it's best to take the mentality that if it ain't broke, don't fix it since the BIOS is so fickle). Flashed the BIOS, rebooted. Got back into windows just fine. Restarted again, got into the BIOS and I was reinputting my settings and overclocking the computer back to where it was (3.1 GHz). At this point, there was still only 2 GBs of memory in the computer. Try and restart, computer didn't post. Removed all the RAM, no post. Try each individual stick, no post. BAH
Which brings me to now.