I have a faulty 256Mb stick of memory which causes my main computer to crash. I bought a second hand Tomato m/b from ebay a while ago for a basic second computer running a slot1 Pentium processor. I tried the faulty memory stick in it and although it only runs at 128Mb it runs with no problems.
I decided to upgrade the tomato m/b and purchased a new m/b from ebuyer, installed the faulty memory stick and fired it up, away it went with no problems...until I tried to install win XP and it repeatedly threw up errors. I spent a long time trying to work out what was wrong till I suddenly remembered the memory stick had been faulty so I swopped it with a good stick and away it went...so why is my memory like this.