Originally Posted by lhuser
Change your RAM. I think the problem lies there.
Nope. That ram runs perfectly fine in other computers.
I have determined that the problem lies with the motherboard. I tried running Ubuntu on a live cd, and that gave the same amount of ram.. 256. I updated the bios, no different. The same ram works without error in another computer...
Dell sucks. Gonna replace the case and motherboard. Use the RAM, CPU, GPU, HDD, PSU and optical drives with the new case and motherboard. Should be ok.
FYI this is a computer for a friend, all he wants out of it is decent performance in WoW, and having 256 megs of ram just doesn't cut it. My sister has a computer of nearly identical hardware (ram and motherboard being the differences) and it runs WoW fine.