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Ram Failure on Windows Update

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It seems highly unlikely, but twice now Windows update has seemed to make 1 or both sticks of my RAM to crash. About a month ago, windows updates (SP1) were restarting the computer and the bios beep code went off three times, signaling a RAM failure. I went out and bought new RAM. This fixed the issue. Yesterday night, my computer automatically restarted in the middle of the night to install windows updates. The error beep code in the middle of the night woke me up. One of the RAM had been fried. Why does my computer keep frying out RAM?

(I have a Gateway GM5424 running Windows Vista Ultimate (32 bit) with Service Pack 1)

Some possible questions that I anticipate:
Q: Do you turn on and off your computer frequently? Does the RAM issue take place just when the computer restarts?
A: I set my computer to hibernate after 30 minutes. I have, however, restarted it within the past month several times and this has not happened.

Q: Did you reseat the RAM and all that?
A: Yup. One is fried this time, both last time.

Q: Do you use a surge protector?
A: Yup.

Q: Did you buy the correct RAM after the first time it went out?
A: It’s the right kind purchased from Best Buy.

Why does this keep happening?? Help!
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