Excellent. Thank you. I will try this out this weekend and let you know how it goes. Might be the key to solving my problems.
One thing to note: This is my second copy of this particular Asus motherboard. The original only worked for a couple months before it died out on me. During that time, however, both sticks of 2gb ram worked fine on opposite colored slots right next to each other. Don't know if this helps or not.