|"im begining to think it may be the RAM"|
1 long, 3 short is not RAM, it's graphics.
I'm guessing you never bothered to benchtest before final assembly? Take everything out of the case & start over. And I strongly recommend chucking that cheapazz PSU & replacing it with a reliable brand name unit. The SL-8500BTX is an extremely low quality unit manufactured by Deer/Solytech & sold under numerous brand names. How much did you pay for it, $15-20? That alone should give you a idea of it's quality.