Try removing one stick of memory, see if it posts ok, then try the other stick only see what happens.
While your doing this look at all capactiors(round little cans sticking up ) see if any them are buldging or leaking, If they are then it's time for a new MB. John
I have been recently experiencing a lot of problems with my desktop. I have an ECS PT800CE-A motherboard running a Pentium 4 3.0 GHz and 1 Gig (512 * 2) RAM. The hard ware configuration hasnt changed in the last 1 1/2 years although I have added a couple of hard drives and a DVDROM R/W drive over the last several months. Initially when I turned on the computer, the BIOS would run the POST after which the system would hang. I first thought it was a windows xp issue and reinstalled xp but on trying with different hard disks the issue still persists. Now, it wont even finish the POST test - stops abruptly during the memory count check (often times showing me an incorrect total memory).
How do I resolve this ? Any help will be appreciated.