Occasional freeze on boot?
Well, I have a decent rig that I built around November 2007 (except the GPU), and although it has generally been a screaming machine, it has had its share of troubles. Not too long ago, I had serious trouble my computer failing to pass the POST stage in the BIOS. After many days of fooling around, it turns out the first two RAM slots in my mobo were toast. Now that that issue is long gone, I still have had trouble with my computer randomly locking up upon booting to my windows desktop. Sometimes it is so far gone to the point of me restarting my machine to the point at which my operating system is corrupted.
I know FOR A FACT that this is not in any way operating system related, as I have reinstalled, reimaged, etc my windows xp at least 20+ times. I highly suspect my Crucial Ballistix PC6400 ram, as on newegg many people were complaining of failures after about 8 months+ of useage. Does this sound like a RAM issue to you guys?