Bad Memory or Bad overclock?

I installed a pair of these rams and also made a clean install of 64bit windows 7

And I am getting random crashes from different applications. Firefox crashes randomly and it also happens when I copy a website link and paste it on the url bar and then it force closes suddenly. I also experienced difficulty installing some games which never happened to me before. I also just restarted my pc and I already got an error saying that daemon tools stopped working. Could this be caused by a bad ram or bad overclock? I overclocked my q6600
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  1. Update, just now I had a BSOD and this came up after a restart

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: a
    BCP1: FFFFFA8008F09010
    BCP2: 0000000000000002
    BCP3: 0000000000000001
    BCP4: FFFFF80002D392A6
    OS Version: 6_1_7601
    Service Pack: 1_0
    Product: 256_1
  2. Either. Remove the overclock to see if that helps. If not, then try with only one stick at a time (without overclocking). If one stick works but not the other, then the stick that doesn't work is faulty. Use Memtest86+ to test.
  3. After that bsod, I've been getting constant bsod after every reset. I have now switched back to my old ram and was able to startup sucessfully. One thing I've noticed is that it seem to load startup programs faster with my old 2x1gb rams compared with the new 2x2gb setup. I'll get post again if problems come back.
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