How would I reboot it into a program I have to download? I was thinking I’d reset the cmos again and start over
You have to download it (on another system) and put it on a USB thumbdrive, and boot from the thumbdrive.
Also it says I have 8g of ram installed
OK, so it isn't recognizing one of your sticks of RAM properly. That's a clue. Try booting with only one stick (try removing one first, then the other). Maybe you've got a flaky DIMM, or a bad memory slot. If it'll boot stable with just one stick, that's progress.
But you've still got a lot of variables here; bringing across an OS install from another system, with who-knows-what drivers installed, makes troubleshooting more difficult and confusing. Fresh OS install would eliminate that as a potential source of trouble.
Are there files on this SSD that you care about? If so, I'd just stop now, put it back in the original system, and back up anything you care about. If the system is spontaneously rebooting every few minutes, you're putting the files on that SSD at risk.