I mainly want a second party's verification on this one before I RMA the motherboard.
This is the board:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR A55MLV FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Before installing it I assembled the mobo, CPU, and RAM and it spun up. I installed everything and the computer booted. I wiped the hard drives and installed Win7 just fine. I installed the first batch of updates then shut the computer down for the night. I booted to the BIOS this morning to set up AMD dual graphics and set the initial display to onboard, saved and exited setting.
And then the fun started. Instead of booting I got a continuous loop of short beeps. After digging I found that the board has Award BIOS, and continuous beeps mean memory error. I have now reseated the RAM, swapped them in the slots, tried each stick in each slot, and finally pulled a stick from my computer and tried in both slots. Same results each time.
My conclusions is that the memory slots or a circuit to them has died.