What symptoms lead me to check my RAM for errors?\r\nIf your computer hangs sometimes or several times a day while watching a movie, using a program, surfing the internet, chatting with someone or any other activities there might be a problem with your\u00a0RAM, I know that the cause of a computer being hanged may vary and there might be several reasons behind that but one of those reasons is the\u00a0RAM\u00a0and thats why we should check out ram for issues.\r\nWhat does a RAM mean?\r\nThe\u00a0RAM\u00a0is a fundamental component for all computers and laptops, hence without having a\u00a0RAM\u00a0installed on your motherboard will prevent that particular computer from booting and working (it will act as a dead PC).\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0RAM\u00a0is handling all\u00a0CPU\u00a0processes and any system operations, any software or program needs a\u00a0RAM\u00a0to be working, so some heavy software like 3DMAX or Autocad or even PC games require a high\u00a0RAM\u00a0requirements in order to be working.\r\n\r\n Note:\u00a0RAM\u00a0is one of the factors that a PC performance is depending on, the bigger size of\u00a0RAM\u00a0the better performance. \r\nWhat is a RAM size?\r\nRAM\u00a0measured in Giga Bytes, like this RAM is 2 GB or 4GB, however for more information about\u00a0RAMs you can read by clicking on the below RAM types:\r\n\r\n \tSDR RAM\r\n \tDDR2 RAM\r\n \tDDR3 RAM\r\n\r\nHow to check if my RAM is the cause of my pc problems?\r\nMicrosoft has coded a small tool to check any type of RAM for errors called\u00a0Windows Memory Diagnostic\u00a0tool, and the good thing about this tool is you don't execute it from within the Microsoft Windows environments, instead you run it from a bootable CD and it will run its tests as per your requirements, so in this case you will discover if your RAM was the cause of your problems or you may look for other reasons.\r\nHow to download the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool?\r\nYou can simply download\u00a0Windows Memory Diagnostic tool from the below button directly from Microsoft Windows website:\r\n\r\nmtinst.exe Download\r\nHow to use the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool?\r\nBy clicking on the button above you will download mtinst.exe file that you need to execute to extract an ISO file called\u00a0windiag.iso\u00a0and what you need to do with it is to use one of the CD burning software to extract this ISO file and use it.\r\n\r\n DO NOT PANIC, THEY ARE SO SIMPLE STEPS AS SHOWN BELOW, EVERYONE CAN HANDLE IT EVEN AVERAGE USERS. \r\n\r\nSo now you need to follow the below steps:\r\n\r\n \tDouble click on\u00a0mtinst.exe\u00a0and click on run if security alerts shown.\r\n \tClick on Accept.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tAnd because no one is using the floppy disk these days so you have to click on "Save CD Image to Disk".\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tSave\u00a0windiag.iso\u00a0on Desktop for instance.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd by saving the\u00a0windiag.iso\u00a0on your desktop you are now required to prepare the below:\r\n\r\n \tWindiag.iso\u00a0to be downloaded (already done above).\r\n \tCD Burning Software\r\n \tBlank CD\r\n \tWritable\u00a0CD\/DVD\u00a0drive.\r\n\r\n Note:\u00a0You can use\u00a0Ashampoo Burning Studio 6\u00a0which is a FREE product that you can download directly from this\u00a0page. \r\n\r\nAfter downloading the\u00a0Ashampoo Burning Studio 6, follow the below steps:\r\n\r\n \tInsert a blank CD into your writable DVD drive.\r\n \tOpen\u00a0Ashampoo Burning Studio 6.\r\n \tHover your mouse pointer over "Create\/Burn Disc Images"\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tSelect "Burn a CD\/DVD\/Blue-ray Disc from a Disc Image".\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tBrowse\u00a0and select the\u00a0windiag.iso\u00a0file you've just downloaded and click on\u00a0Next.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tIf your CD is blank, it will show you the green remark, click on\u00a0Write CD\u00a0to burn the file in the CD and complete the process.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAfter completing the burning process, follow the below steps to execute the program from the CD:\r\n\r\n \tReboot your computer and make the CD drive is your first bootable option from the\u00a0BIOS. (a very simple step, to learn more please visit\u00a0Windows XP installation process page)\r\n \tSave your new\u00a0BIOS\u00a0settings by pressing F10 and click on Yes to confirm.\r\n \tYour computer will boot again and will ask you to boot from CD\/DVD (if you have\u00a0Windows XP\u00a0as shown below)\r\n \tPress\u00a0Enter\u00a0from your keyboard quickly during the 5 seconds time.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tOr will automatically show you the options page (if you are using\u00a0Windows Vista\u00a0or\u00a0Windows 7\u00a0as show below).\r\n \tSelect Windows Memory Diagnostic tool using the arrow keys on your keyboard.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \tHit\u00a0Enter\u00a0key from your keyboard.\r\n \tNow the tool will start performing the normal test to check your\u00a0RAM\u00a0and will be shown just like the below picture.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFor more advanced settings and tests you can refer to the\u00a0Windows Memory Diagnostic interface page\u00a0and options in Microsoft from\u00a0here.\r\n\r\n Do you have other methods to scan ram for errors? and what is your experience with this regard ? 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