Well, after running Memtest86+ last night, it seems my ram is bad. I'm not surprised, that may have been the cheapest thing i got for my system when i built it (first rig i've built, and it was a while ago, so cut me some slack). Other system specs: AMD Athlon XP 3200+ PNY GeForce FX5700 256MB 120GB HDD 250GB HDD (x2) I am looking to get a minimum of 1GB of ram... but i'm not sure where to start. I never learned much about all the timings and voltages and all of that stuff... and dont know wtf to look at. Any help is appreciated.