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Windows 7: Bought same type of RAM, PC wont boot to bios

30 Dec 2015   #1
Vistangel

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Bought same type of RAM, PC wont boot to bios

I have 8gb corsair vegeance RAM, I bought a new pair of the same type and when I tried to install it to my PC and when I powered it on, the monitor menu said nothing is connected, the PC kept turning on and off and I couldn't even turn it off manually, I had to turn off the power supply.

I took out the new pair of RAM, and my PC bios gave me an error screen (detecting hardware) and said "overclock failed" and to reset the bios settings.

I didn't overclock the RAM or the processor so I don't understand why it said that.

I have an asus z97m-plus motherboard and 2x4gb corsair vengeance RAM, the new pair of RAM is also 2x4gb corsair vengeance, all of them are clocked at 1600mhz.
What I noticed though is that my RAM is clocked at 1333 mhz by default (I didnt change anything) which is weird because and it should be 1600mhz (?).

So how can I make the new pair of RAM work? I couldn't do anything with the new RAM because the screen was black - didn't even get to post probably - so yeah.


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30 Dec 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vistangel View Post
I took out the new pair of RAM, and my PC bios gave me an error screen (detecting hardware) and said "overclock failed" and to reset the bios settings.

I didn't overclock the RAM or the processor so I don't understand why it said that.
ASUS boards say that if there is a hardware fault or a boot problem where BIOS cannot boot. It's a failsafe mechanism, it actually has nothing to do with overclocking. Don't worry about it.

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I have an asus z97m-plus motherboard and 2x4gb corsair vengeance RAM, the new pair of RAM is also 2x4gb corsair vengeance, all of them are clocked at 1600mhz.
What I noticed though is that my RAM is clocked at 1333 mhz by default (I didnt change anything) which is weird because and it should be 1600mhz (?).
RAM will default at 1333 because its most compatible with everything at that speed. Your RAM is 1600, but you have to go into BIOS and tell your motherboard to clock it at 1600, otherwise it will default to 1333. This is also normal. Every computer does it.

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So how can I make the new pair of RAM work? I couldn't do anything with the new RAM because the screen was black - didn't even get to post probably - so yeah.
Are you absolutely certain that the new RAM was plugged in properly? Fully seated and clicked into its sockets? It sounds like one of the modules was not plugged in properly, otherwise it could be a faulty module.

Try re-seating the RAM and see if that works. If not try just the new sticks in the PC and see if it boots with those.
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