If you can fully RUN all things from a Linux live CD it's not likely to be the RAM or anything else on the motherboard. You don't tell that (all you say is you can't INSTALL it on a new partition on your hard disk).
But that beep and that message is disquieting. It must be a fairly new machine. Do you still have warranty?
Hi. I have a problem with my computer not working.
Intel Core i7 920
EVGA X58 SLI LE
OCZ Gold Tri Channel 6GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
One day I tried turning it on, and it would not boot past the BIOS. It would just get to the screen which lets you choose "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally". I have tried installing Ubuntu, but the screen also just stays black. Whichever I click it just restarts or the screen stays black. I have tried resetting the CMOS, and re-inserting the processor. There are light on on the mobo. I have tested the memory using the program off the ubuntu boot disk. Before the problem started I noticed that every time the computer started the computer had a single, short beep and the screen said "frequency set for DDR3 1066" - does that mean I have a defective stick of RAM? Any help is appreciated, Thanks in advance!