Programs radomly close without warning

Hey Guys,

I have a weird problem, lately when i run more than two programs at once, one program will just shut down without warning or that error box will appear, e.g if im running nero, itunes and chrome, after a while 1 of the them will shut down without warning and because theres no warning nothing appears in event viewer

when i do get an error report, it just says something like:

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Application Error
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1000
Date:            16/10/2008
Time:            18:21:57
User:            N/A
Computer:      YOUR-4938634622
Description:
Faulting application photoshop.exe, version 10.0.0.0, faulting module , version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000.

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Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74   Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c   ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 70 68 6f   ure  pho
0018: 74 6f 73 68 6f 70 2e 65   toshop.e
0020: 78 65 20 31 30 2e 30 2e   xe 10.0.
0028: 30 2e 30 20 69 6e 20 20   0.0 in  
0030: 30 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 20   0.0.0.0
0038: 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 65   at offse
0040: 74 20 30 30 30 30 30 30   t 000000
0048: 30 30 0d 0a               00..    

 i have a quad core pc with 3 gig of ram so i dont think im putting too much pressure on the system. I ran antivirus and anti spyware programs with no luck. Also the temp never reaches over 46 so i dont think its over heating

Any suggestion

Thanking u in advance

Ken
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simeonfCommented:
Hi Ken,

It'd be worth running a RAM test over the machine for a start. Download the ISO from http://www.memtest.org/, boot from it and let it run overnight to do a comprehensive memory test. This will indicate if data corruption is occurring during memory read/writes. If it fails, try removing memory modules one by one to see which it is (errors can also indicate faulty mainboard/cpu).

Cheers,
Simeon
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IrishKenAuthor Commented:
Hi Simeon,

Thanks for the reply, ya i think its the ram alright because after i removed a recently bought stick of ram the problem seemed to stop. Its a bit disappointing though as the manufacturer told me it would be 100% compatible with my board
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