It took some process of elimination to figure out, but I guess the RAM I bought, while meeting the specs of the RAM I have, was not on the “approved RAM list” associated with my motherboard? And thus this was doomed from the start?

Frustrating is not even the word.

Any tech savvy folks available to consult on how I can order RAM that my computer won’t reject? My beast has 2 vacant 2gig RAM slots that I would really like to utilize. 4gigs of RAM is really not awesome for high resolution digital painting :(