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BSOD on WinXP Pro with new RAM stick

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I've been getting periodic BSODs on my WinXP Pro workstation with recent hardware upgrades
Western Digital 80 GB HD
ATI graphics card
SDRAM (1GB) PC3200

I can get the specs on these hardware upgrades, if necessary - am really exhausted right now. Long hours and tired from working on a tight deadline with a computer that performs slowly on one 512MB stick of RAM. Put in the new 1GB SDRAM stick today and the BSOD happens much more frequently (enough to really drag out my work day).  

Check of System Event Logs shows corresponding "System Error" at time of BSOD "explosion", but no error details and MS KB does not pull up anything for the error code.

So far have tried checking system temps (CPU at 56 degrees C), running Memtest on both 512MB sticks of legacy RAM together, separately, and in each slot separately, but no errors. One stick of RAM, when reinserted, was preventing the system from booting up, so removed it. Inserted recently purchased 1GB RAM stick and BSODs are now worse.

These non-descript error codes that lead nowhere are not helping me troubleshoot this. Any ideas?

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