before i do all that i think i might have found the problem... so i had just gotten a job as a computer tech and they put me to fix this old computer into w7 and it already had a pc3200 ddr DIMM stick so i just figured that that would be the one compatible to the motherboard so i bought another 1GB pc3200 ddr DIMM stick. problem is.. http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdetails.asp?model=u8668+d that is the motherboard and it states that the "PC2100 DDR SDRAM" is the proper RAM to use... is this the issue? or can the pc3200 RAM safely replace pc2100 RAM? i also did a bios update, would that update alow the motherboard to configure a more advanced type of RAM(PC3200)? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...yMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo would that RAM be 100% compatible with my motherboard? if not can you make any recommend any that would be compatible?