I can't follow up to the message I posted yesterday as although the\nmessage is appearing on other news servers, it's not there in Google\ngroups. I can only post from Google groups because my ISP has dropped\nusenet altogether :( I've got free news servers to use in a proper\nclient, but only for reading (they don't allow posting).\n\nI fitted the new motherboard and at first everything was OK. The old\nboard had taken to freezing up or resetting while in the BIOS, so when\nthe new board went into the BIOS fine and everything looked OK, I then\nattached the hard disk and attempted to boot windows. It blue\nscreened during bootup and reset itself - similar behaviour to what\nsometimes happened with the old board :(((\n\nI thought this may be due to new hardware (I was fully expecting Win7\nto have a fit as virtually all the bits it needs drivers for have\nchanged) so I tried safe mode - exact same problem.\n\nSo it's not the motherboard.\n\nI ran memtest and that locked up more or less immediately, so I took\none stick of RAM out. Memtest is now running fine and has been for 20\nminutes or so, so I'll leave it testing that first stick of RAM. Then\nI'll swap it over with the other stick in the same slot and test that\none. If that one fails then it could be bad RAM. I say "could be"\nbecause the old board had sometimes lengthy periods of normal\noperation before it randomly froze, reset or refused to POST.\n\nI did try removing one stick of RAM when I had the old board in, but I\nonly tried one stick so it could be I left the bad one in. It just\ndidn't feel like a RAM issue, especially with it freezing up while in\nthe BIOS, so I didn't test it properly.\n\nP.S. If anyone knows a good free news server that allows posting,\nplease let me know!!!