Bad memory can manifest itself in anything from frequent error messages to your system simply not starting. Errors in your RAM aren’t always steady or reliable, either – they can be intermittent, occuring at completely random intervals. The first thing you should do is pull out each SIMM, and make sure there isn’t any dust or other obstruction between the pins and your motherboard (don’t use a wet rag to clean this, however). Make sure all your SIMMs (or DIMMs) are seated properly; they should snap into place, and should be level and firm (don’t break them testing their firmness, however).
There are two ways to determine if your RAM is actually fault…..
Note: You can boot your machine using UBCD and test your RAM using the softwares included in UBCD 😉
That’s how I normally test for bad RAMs
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