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Windows 7: Please Help!!! Computer Won't start

26 Sep 2009   #11
mangoose

Windows 7
 
 

64 bit build 7100


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26 Sep 2009   #12
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoose View Post
Hey, so i downloaded Memtest, and its been running for about 20 minutes, but it still says 4 seconds. When i take out the new RAM stick, it works and completes the test with no errors. do you think i just have a bad stick or ram or what?
It sure sounds like it to me.
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26 Sep 2009   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoose View Post
Hey, so i downloaded Memtest, and its been running for about 20 minutes, but it still says 4 seconds. When i take out the new RAM stick, it works and completes the test with no errors. do you think i just have a bad stick or ram or what?
It sure sounds like it to me.

OR a Bad memory slot on the motherboard
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26 Sep 2009   #14
mangoose

Windows 7
 
 

Alright What Ive done is replace the 2 sticks that have been in the computer and worked with the new ones, and everything works fine. therefore i can rule out bad memory sticks.

I then shut down, added ONE of the sticks into slot 2 (the working setup is 1 stick in slots 1 and 3), thus making it a total of 6 GB, 2Gb in each slot, 1,2, and 3. This setup also worked.

I have just tried putting in the 4th stick into slot 4, and it is once again stalling at the "starting windows" screen, with the 4 colored boxes sort of flexing and moving, but never going to the welcome screen.

Are there such things as bad memory slots on the motherboard?
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28 Sep 2009   #15
mangoose

Windows 7
 
 

Well guys, thanks for all your help, I think i just have a bad memory slot on the motherboard. Because I dont NEED the extra memory (i just felt like it would make it a bit more snappy), and my motherboard is way past a return date or warranty (i bought it last july), Im just going to return the extra sticks.

Thanks to all for the diagnostic tips!
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28 Sep 2009   #16
Almumit

Win 7 RC Build 7100 (64 bit)
 
 

Mangose I had a similiar problem, in your bios is there an option to allow for the usage of more than 3gbs of ram? (Old xp work around for 32 bit systems) Im tired and forget the name, anyway If I left both of those checked My computer would do the exact same thing. Basicaly if those options are in your bios turn em off.
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28 Sep 2009   #17
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

FWIW, some motherboards with particular memory brands or types do not like all 4 slots populated. It's common and does not mean anything is damaged.
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28 Sep 2009   #18
mangoose

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Almumit View Post
Mangose I had a similiar problem, in your bios is there an option to allow for the usage of more than 3gbs of ram? (Old xp work around for 32 bit systems) Im tired and forget the name, anyway If I left both of those checked My computer would do the exact same thing. Basicaly if those options are in your bios turn em off.

Unfortunately I dont think this is the case. I am able to detect all 4GB of memory right now, and i can put one more 2GB stick in and it detects all 6 and runs great, but its just that last slot and going from 6 to 8GB that kills me.
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28 Sep 2009   #19
mangoose

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
FWIW, some motherboards with particular memory brands or types do not like all 4 slots populated. It's common and does not mean anything is damaged.

Motherboard is BIOSTAR T-series, and the RAM is all Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800. Where or how would I go about checking if that is the case, and how (if possible) to fix it?
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28 Sep 2009   #20
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which one? - BIOSTAR :: T-Series
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