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Windows 7: Windows won't boot with 8gb ever since Radeon 6950 was installed

29 Nov 2011   #11
Pkirkby

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well I've determined that 1 stick of ram will work by itself in slot 1 and slot 4, my computer did not boot with it in slot 3, and the computer actually powers down and reboots (and repeats) if I put it in slot 2 .

Is this a sign of incorrect voltage going to my DDR3_2 slot? If so, how can I adjust it correctly?


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29 Nov 2011   #12
Pkirkby

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Also I'll mention that I've downloaded and extracted the latest bios for my MB and it didn't help anything.
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29 Nov 2011   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pkirkby View Post
Well I've determined that 1 stick of ram will work by itself in slot 1 and slot 4, my computer did not boot with it in slot 3, and the computer actually powers down and reboots (and repeats) if I put it in slot 2 .

Is this a sign of incorrect voltage going to my DDR3_2 slot? If so, how can I adjust it correctly?
No, I think it is what TVeblen was referring to; it is by design that it works that way.
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29 Nov 2011   #14
Pkirkby

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, by design I understand that, just was mentioning that it wasn't working that way. I was just curious though why no ram will work in DIMM slot 2, if it's incorrect voltage how do I fix it? And does that sound like the problem.
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29 Nov 2011   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pkirkby View Post
Yeah, by design I understand that, just was mentioning that it wasn't working that way. I was just curious though why no ram will work in DIMM slot 2, if it's incorrect voltage how do I fix it? And does that sound like the problem.
Is there any way for you to go back to how the hardware was configured pre Radeon 6950? I would be curious to see if it is the graphics card causing the problem or if the motherboard developed a short during the installation of the card.
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29 Nov 2011   #16
Pkirkby

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

No, I don't own the old card anymore, it could be a short, but I was hoping someone would tell me more about the voltages to each slot, what are they supposed to be and how do I fix it assuming that is the issue.
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29 Nov 2011   #17
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You adjust the voltages in your BIOS settings. I do not use a modern AWARD BIOS, so I can't help you with the exact settings, but you normally increase the voltage to the DRAM Core or DRAM Bus in very small increments and test between each change.

It is always a good idea to do a little reading in some overclockers forums to get a feel for what you are doing.

You could also make a new post here in SevenForums in the "Overclocking & Case Mods" forum to try and get a step by step. Tell them your motherboard brand and model number and the specs on the RAM modules (or brand and model number) so they know what they are dealing with.
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29 Nov 2011   #18
Pkirkby

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Okay, I've made a mistake, DIMM_2 and DIMM_4 don't work with a single piece of ram, which is to be expected from what we've read in the manual, and it does work in DIMM_3 but DIMM_1 must be shorted or something, because with a single piece of ram in it, it just keeps shutting the PC down. Also, for some reason it is not recognizing the third stick, and only showing me as having 4GB when I should at least be getting 6GB.

So would it be safe to say that DIMM_1 is pooched, and affecting the motherboards ability to use more than 2 sticks?
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29 Nov 2011   #19
TVeblen

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Yes, it does sound like it, based on what you've told us.
But I still can't see why adding a video card would trash a RAM slot, unless you cracked something. Is that a possibility?

So it will not boot with a single stick of RAM in Slot DDR3_1? You should try each stick, one at a time, in Slot DDR3_1.
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29 Nov 2011   #20
Pkirkby

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, I think I've tried it, but I will try again. Shouldn't be anything wrong with the sticks themselves, I've tried them all everywhere, but you never know. I guess anything could have happened, I don't see how I could have damaged it, but that's my luck. For some reason I thought I saw somebody with similar problems, but I dont know, I'm about to give up and buy a new MB.
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