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I've recently bought an Acer Travelmate notebook. Initially it came with Windows 7 on it and I got BSODs whenever I tried to do heavy stuff (like games and etc) on it. Though very often I got a BSOD even when doing light things like browsing the internet. When playing games the BSOD is almost 100% guaranteed!

Then I installed windows 8 but still got these BSODs:

page fault in nonpaged area

memory management

system thread exception not handled

Then I installed Ubuntu and it works almost fine, but I still occasionally get kernel NULL pointer reference error.

I guess there might be a problem with the ram? Or is it something else?

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It's very likely to be a RAM-related issue. Run memtest86+ to make sure, then replace the faulty RAM module or RMA/return the device.

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