Replaced a k7s5a pro/xp2200 combo with another combo (this time with an\nxp1800). Decided to try the old cpu in the mobo. It booted fine, installed\nwindoze, but was flakey. Put the new cpu in and same thing. Checked the\ntwo dimms and one has what looks like burns on several gold contacts.\nPulled that one out and problem solved. My question is can a bad cpu cause\nsuch a thing? I'd like to run the faster cpu, but don't want to keep\ntrashing ram (seen the prices lately). Thanks for any info you can give.