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Dear atul.
if the ram is not working then your PC will not boot at all. If it is booting then there is no problems with the ram.
one possiblilty with ram not working properly is that it will show the wrong amount of RAM in the system information, like if you have installed 512 MB of Ram and it is showing 356 or less then there is a problem, but you have to be sure that you installed 512 MB of Ram. this could be due to FSB speed.

To check this goto Control Panel > System > "General Tab"
here you can see all your computer specifications like
1 Which windows are you using
2 whom is it registered to.
3 Processor, Type, Speed, RAM etc.

if it is not showing the correct amount try changing it with a new one.

Thanks
Gagan Gupta

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