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Windows 7: computer won't start after replacing psu

15 Jun 2013   #11
pscowboy

W7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Some motherboards won't complete POST & boot if they don't detect a cpu fan plugged into its location.


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16 Jun 2013   #12
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

alright, so found out its just a bad ram stick, took one of them out and it booted to a weird only black lines with nothing loading after that. shut down and took that stick out and place the other in and it booted fine!
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16 Jun 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would suggest after all that moving things around and heat sink work that you monitor your temps. Just to make sure things are running cool.
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17 Jun 2013   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silkmudah View Post
alright, so found out its just a bad ram stick, took one of them out and it booted to a weird only black lines with nothing loading after that. shut down and took that stick out and place the other in and it booted fine!
What happens if you put the other stick back in? It may not have been bad, it may have just not been seated correctly.
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17 Jun 2013   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That's good news that you've identified the source of the problem. Odd that the stick would be fine and then go bad. You may want to blow out all the slots and re-install the good one then the suspect ram and see if you can get both seen. If not then I would consider a matched ram stick either 2 or 4 sticks purchase as ram is relatively cheap. I love my newer sticks. Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracers:Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory (with Orange/Blue Light) Model BLT4G3D1869DT2TXOB - Newegg.com
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