Over the period of about an hour of switching slots, changing the other stick , reseating, etc I had several errrors from irq not les than or equal to bsod (ooooooo7) to actually not being able to boot ino the os itself.
The two 128 sticks that were in the slots before i started were apacer and kingston.SinceI only had two slots I tried each of them.
At one point I took out the 256 stick, cleaned the contacts and dusted the slots then inserted it into a different slot. Xp then booted and was online for about 15 minutes when i figured i wiould start opening some programs to test it. The first program after IE and outlook express was Irfanview. Thats when It gave a BSOD and began memory dump. Iremoved it , inserted my original 128 stick and vowed to try and return it..