RAM stands for Random Access Memory. It is the fast temporary memory area in your pc or laptop which holds all the information fed thru the input devices like keyboard, mice or a scanner.

Ram problems

A problematic RAM stick can result in unexpected erroneous behavior in a Microsoft Windows based computer. For example, your pc may start displaying the famous blue screen of death with an error message.The first thing you should do when un expected behavior is seen in a pc is, running a ram test to check and see if you have a defective RAM module. Some branded computer and Laptop manufacturers do offer a few free utilities shipped with the pc for testing defective memory.It is better to test the system with those free softwares. It should be remembered that, if your pc under warranty period, its better to contact the vendor directly as they can fix it for you for free.