Possible RAM Error, among other things.

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Bloodbane

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Specs:

Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Pentium Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00 GHz
2 GB of RAM
nVidia GeForce 8600GT 512MB
160 GB SATA Hard Drive

I got this computer on Monday after ordering it from Tiger Direct. In the four days I've had it, it has been one BSOD after another. One suggested I update the BIOS, so I did. Another suggested a graphics driver problem with my nVidia card, so I updated it. This latest error suggested I download the Windows Diagnostic Tool, due to a possible RAM error. I don't know what to do, and the errors are beginning to irritate me since this is a much better PC than the last one I had, and the only problem the old PC had was it had a Pentium D processor that died within three months. I am putting in a zip folder of the four minidumps I have, but I believe only the most recent one will suggest a possible RAM error.

Thanks in advance, and I hope it's not the RAM >_<
 

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I can't read your dumps but have you added any drivers to the system since it came? Any burning programs?
Most blue screens are caused by bad or incompatible ram so I would run memtest86. www.memtest.org
You need to run at least 4 full tests and each one requires 8 passes so plan about 3-4 hours to complete.
 

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Well I won't be doing that any time soon. I got a new fan (since another problem was the fact that it was getting to temps above 60 C) and after installing it, which required taking apart the PC (had a pushpin fan, new one was screws) I have a worse problem. No video, no beeps, though when I removed the RAM I got one constant beep. Switching video cards did nothing. I think I just broke my PC =_=
 
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Just carefully re-seat everything you removed and nearby, you probably just jostled or knocked loose a plug somewhere when you did that.
 
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