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Really Strange Memory Issues! Please help!

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So, my games have been crashing alot lately, which ruins my computers ability to render things properly. It is not the video card (i have ruled that out through extensive testing. Nor is it any power or heat issues. I have come to the conclusion that its a memory issue. Normally i cant play left 4 dead for more than 5 seconds before it crashes completely. So i disabled the shared video memory, and it runs now for a around five minutes before it crashes. Among the error messages i get on a crash is an overflow error and an error message with this text:

************** Exception Text **************
System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException: A generic error occurred in GDI+.
at System.Drawing.Graphics.get_Clip()
at System.Drawing.GraphicsContext..ctor(Graphics g)
at System.Drawing.Graphics.Save()
at System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs.get_Graphics()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.PaintBackColor(PaintE ventArgs e, Rectangle rectangle, Color backColor)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.PaintBackground(Paint EventArgs e, Rectangle rectangle, Color backColor, Point scrollOffset)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.PaintBackground(Paint EventArgs e, Rectangle rectangle)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnPaintBackground(Pai ntEventArgs pevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.OnPaintBack ground(PaintEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.PaintWithErrorHandlin g(PaintEventArgs e, Int16 layer, Boolean disposeEventArgs)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmEraseBkgnd(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Mes sage& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Mess age& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
at ATI.ACE.CLI.Component.Dashboard.DashboardForm.WndP roc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.O nMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.W ndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

This is my ram:

If you can't tell me whats wrong exactly here, can anybody at least tell me if it is in fact a memory issue?
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Are your drivers up to date for your gpu? If so I would try a earlier one and see if it still does it.

Here is a link of drivers for xp pro 32 bit. If its 64bit go here
isnt shared memory used when using onboard grafix, it probably should have been disabled , no ?
you run any instances or memtest yet
yes i ran memtest, and the ram passed perfectly. I did notice that the timings were set wrong in the bios, is that a problem that would manifest itself like this? Also the ram says that its compatible only with intel chipsets on the newegg page. What does that even mean? Is that possible? Or possibly the problem?
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