Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
I didn't realize they are that old.
Yeah the board expired.
There is still a chance it's the PSU but I wouldn't recommend buying one just to test it.
So I tried the old RAM, and I got into the Windows installer without difficulty. I appears that while the new RAM I selected seemed compatible with the MoBo, it isn't actually supported. In fact, very very few 4GB RAM sticks are on the supported list. I have NO idea why Ubuntu ran, I'm afraid that particular mystery will just have to remain unsolved.

As for the original system instability, I'm going to hopefully chock that up the the huge dust bunny I found in the intake. If my system is still unstable, I'll give in and buy new core components. I'd assume at that point that something is wrong on the MoBo regarding how it connects to the memory.

Thanks for your help.