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2 problems, need help

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1. my really old PC justs hangs after POST...the monitor is getting a signal, since the power button stays green and not yellow/orange like in standby mode, but it just stays there...no errors, no messages, nothing but a black screen
P3 1GHz, 512MB RAM, Nvidia TNT2, some Asus Mobo...old HP Pavilion

2. my other PC is having problems where it either BSOD's or freezes, sometimes for no reason

I ran LinX, and it freezes the system after a while. I thought it was my MCH not getting enough juice since it has 4x1GB sticks, but I upped it to +0.3v, and it still does it. CPU at stock, RAM 800MHz 4-4-4-12 @2.0v (to spec)
* edit: I ran Memtest with all 4 sticks in, no errors*

Q6600, EP35-DS3R, 4x1GB Crucial Ballistix PC6400

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I had a similar problem with my older machine from about 6 years ago.. it happened to be the heat sink detaching itself from the cpu..lol

it could also be the monitor being stupid.. sometimes on my ****ty crt that sits in my closet likes to say its turned on and blinks green but wont show anything but black.. i usually just hold the button til i see something on the screen.
ok, I think it might be

I loosened the RAM timings to 5-5-5-15, and now it seems to be fine

never ran 4 sticks before, do the timings need to be looser for stability?
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