I just built a new computer. It has been behaving badly ever since I installed Windows. It all of a sudden started randomly blue screening at different times. I tried reinstalling Windows, it would bluescreen during installation. Sounded like a RAM issue to me.
I did a MemTest86 on all three sticks of RAM. It would freeze only 4 seconds in. I figured there was just a bad stick of RAM so I tested them one at a time. All three of them passed. If I tried testing 2 at a time, putting them in the same colored slot on the motherboard, the computer would restart a few percent into the test.
Looking at the motherboard and the slot numbers/colors, although with two sticks in currently, in number 2 and 4 (white slots), the computer would restart during the test but once in Windows, everything runs seemingly OK for the time being. If I put a single stick in either white slot, the computer seemingly runs OK once in Windows. However, if I put in a single stick in either of the blue slots (slot 1 or 3), the computer's "startup beep" would go off like a car alarm (beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep*beep forever....). If I have all three sticks in such as slots 1, 2 and 3 (one blue and two whites), the test would freeze at 7% and the system would also have problems once in Windows as well. A lot of Explorer crashes primarily with the occasional BSOD.
What is going on here?