I need your opinions on this. I have an ABIT NF7-S ver 2.0 running an Athlon XP 2500+. Originally I had two sticks of 256meg Crucial PC2100, then one day I got the dreaded no POST when coming home and turning on my PC. After much screwing around, I found that the problem was one my sticks of ram had died. I would either get the memory failure beep code when I tried to boot, or memtest would just fail it miserably. When I took the bad stick out, I had no problems. So for awhile I ran on just 256 (I'm a poor college student), until my friend let me borrow his stick of 256 Micron PC2100 in time for Doom 3. I've been using it for over a week (ever since Doom 3 came out) and it was fine, until I upgraded to Service Pack 2, and switched out my SB Live for an SB Audigy which led to BSODs in Windows. I also started to get the same memory error beep code after a blue screen rebooted my system. After memtesting and trying my memory modules in different configurations, I found the problem to be the borrowed stick of micron, which now appears to be totally dead.
So I am back to just one stick of Crucial 256 PC2100. The first time I had this problem, I thought maybe I had set my FSB wrong and just run it too fast. Right now I have my FSB set to 166MHZ with the FSB/DRAM ratio set to 5/4, so I can run the memory at 133MHZ. Right now I am wondering if it's something to do with my board, or maybe I am just having a string of bad luck. I've been building my own computers since my freshmen year of high school, so it's not like I just don't know how to work inside a computer.
Tell me what you guys think, and if anyone has had similar experiences.