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Help with IC7-G I think

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OK, so first off ill let you know im new to this hardware stuff... im pretty decent with software and programming.. i have an Abit IC7-G mobo and ive been pretty happy with it until recently...
when i originally bought the mobo off of newegg i also bough with it 4 X 512MB Corsairs DDR400 (thats all i can tell u bout the mmeomery right now off the top of my head [im at work, its at home])

2 for that machine and 2 for my gentoo server. so heres the thing, since linux doesnt need as much memory i took 1 out to put in my other machine and it works for awhile, but it randomly crashes.. it only crashes when there are 3 of the sticks, so my first conclusion was that that stick was bad, so i swapped it, same thing... so what am i doing wrong? or what i really want to know is how do i fix this?
if ive left anything out that you need to know please let me know.. like i said im new to this.. this is my first pc ive built myself all my others ive just bought pre-built.

P.S. im a noob, so if you want to flame me bring it on, i always enjoy reading them.. lol
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P4 3.0Ghz Abit IC7-G XP Pro 
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Hmmm kind of odd...

Several thoughts:

1) Three RAM sticks kicks the board down to single channel performance, and the board does not like that (single channel decreases performance, but should not result in chashes... so I think this could hardly be the problem)

2) your RAM sticks are double sided, and your MoBo does not like more than two double sided sticks..

3) The RAM sticks are not identical. Unlikely though, since you bought them at the same time.

Try to run all four and see what happenes. If that runs good, then comment 2) is wrong. Comment 1) might still be possible though. If it does not work with all 4, then I tend to suspect that the RAM is double sided, and the MoBo throws a fit

Good luck

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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