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Ram errors, OS install errors, BSOD

These can all be cause my corrupt ram to tell if your ram is corrupt download

memtest from memtest86.com you want the bootable cd image file

burn this file onto a cd and then boot your computer from cd either setting
cd drive as first boot device in BIOS or hitting f12 as computer boots and in the quick boot menu selecting the cd drive

when the memtest program boots up start the memory test

if the test fails the corresponding ram module will need to be replaced

hopefully this helps
regards
djbr1ck

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