I only have a 32bit os so 4g is max usable but im getting a new MB and CPU so i will need new memory. Would it be bad to put 8g (2 - 4g sticks) with a 32bit os? Only asking because i want to upgrade to 64bit in the near future and didn't want to but memory again. or should i just use 2- 2g sticks and get 2- 8g stick when i up to 64bit later?
It was a HP lockout that they had many lawsuits over. When you installed the OS it loaded but when it was to the windows loading screen it said "Code Purple" and stopped there. Like you said it was from changing the HW (cpu and ram).