I am working on an HP Media Center PC HP Pavillion AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core Processor 4200+ 2.8Ghz with 2GB of RAM. Computer has been exhibiting unexplained shutdown issue. Windows reporting only 984 Mhz and 960MB RAM. However, there are 2-1GB sticks of RAM installed and questioning only 984Mhz proccessor. Removed one stick of RAM. Windows now reporting 2.8GHZ processor speed and the expected 960MB of RAM. Take that stick out and put the other stick in back to 984 Mhz and 960MB RAM.
Before I spend the money on another 1GB RAM is this actually an indication that the processor not the RAM is having issues?