in the computer management window, select "event viewer"
look in the events for "application"
red is usually an indicator of bad stuff
when you have a crash, look for the timestamp just before
you'll probably notice a lot of events after, because a good number get written at startup
as for the hardware... that's another long-*** post
I see you only have one DIMM, have you reseated it?
I'd make sure it's in slot 1(closest to the processor) too.
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