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Windows 7: computer wont load windows on boot up

16 May 2014   #91

windows 7 64 bit home edition

Hey Essen i am going to run memtest and buy a kit of ram as now i only have 2 gig it has slowed down my pc quite a lot.when i installed 4 gig before even after installing the 64 bit version it wouldnt work so i removed 1 stick and then it was ok ?

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16 May 2014   #92

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Roger, I would look at your motherboard manual and see what size, type and frequency your motherboard will take before buying. I would also suggest looking at the motherboard manual and seeing which slots they recommend. The board most likely has 4 slots 2 of one color and 2 of another color. ram should ne placed in the same color slots. Which 2, for 2 sticks your manual will tell you. I would buy the largest sticks the motherboard will handle and place them in the appropriate slots. You should buy either a 2 stick kit or a 4 stick kit. each color of slots represents a memory channel, if you fill 1 channel (2 sticks in the same color slots) it will run good, if you want to fill both channels you should fill both colored slots. So, either 2 stick kit or a 4 stick kit. Whatever you do, I would run memtest86+ again as soon as you install them to make sure there are no flaws in the ram. It is a pain, but I always do every time I change ram. It's an automatic with me. If you get even 1 error, the ram has failed. I would RMA the whole kit so you get a complete kit back. You would be better off if you want to have 4 GB of ram to buy 2 x 2gb sticks, assuming your motherboard slots will take 2 GB sticks, which your manual should tell you.

If you need it you can get drivers and your manual as well as other things here
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16 May 2014   #93
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Roger just a reminder.
Make sure you have a copy of your motherboard manual.
Also I recommend reading essenbe post # 92 again and make sure you understand it.
If not please ask back any questions before buying the ram.
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16 May 2014   #94

windows 7 64 bit home edition

My motherboard is not supported by windows 7 i should have stuck with vista and check the spec properly,my ram sticks are now 7 years old for the ballistix tracer and 2 years for 5300 speed stick so next payday i will replace both.

Edit who makes the best ram as i hsve crucial memory ?
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16 May 2014   #95

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

You will get a lot of debate on who makes the best ram. I prefer G Skill, I believe Greg likes Kingston. Crucial, Corsair, Mushkin and a few others are good. But, most any of the top companies are good. Look at their warranty, I know G Skill and Corsair have lifetime warranties, I suspect Crucial and Kingston do too. Any of the top companies are good and make good ram. Any of the ones I mentioned and you won't go wrong as long as it works with your board.
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16 May 2014   #96
Microsoft MVP


Any board that can run Vista can run WIn7 just as easily. The issue here is whether the RAM sticks and slots test good.

Work with Essenbe to confirm with certainty which sticks and slots are good and which might need replacing, not guessing or based on the RAM's age.

Only if one fails repeated tests do you need to replace it and then we will help you spec it beyond a question of doubt that you are buying the correct RAM.
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17 May 2014   #97

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rogerthedodger View Post
Ok Essenbe,Greg,Layback Bear,and anyone else who has helped me it was my ram that was the problem all along i have used windows memory tester before and it never showed up a problem,i took out 2 sticks restarted the pc and absolutely no communication with the monito so i inserted the other 2 sticks it fired up but windows would not load so i took out the stick that i left in the first time and windows loaded for the first time in about 18 months so that ram that caused all this problem is in about 3 pieces i would like to apologise to Greg as i think his patience was running thin with me all i hope is that this mobo doesnt decide to now break down considering its age thankyou all very very much
You need to follow the "Part 3: If You Have Errors:" of How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+

Say you have two RAM sticks and two DIMM slots. You obtained errors at the test with all RAM sticks installed. Now, remove all the sticks but one. Test it in all the available slots, one by one. Continue the same procedure for all the available sticks.
How to make the inference that is it a RAM issue or it is a motherboard issue? Suppose you have got the result like that:

It is a RAM, a bad RAM.

But if you have got a result like that:

It is a motherboard issue. The particular slot is bad.
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17 May 2014   #98

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Just a little two cents worth I think the G Skill forum fellow Tradesman is really good at advice on RAM on a particular board and I am not saying that everyone here is not an is especially good with G.Skill stuff
Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM
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17 May 2014   #99

windows 7 64 bit home edition

i ran memtest remainig ram checks out ok but im going to do what essen says and replace them with a complete kit if 4 gig of ram from Crucial technology,thank you all for your help.
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17 May 2014   #100

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

To be sure you get the correct ram, download and run the Crucial Memory Scanner ( - Crucial System Scanner ) and it will tell you exactly what ram is compatible with your board. They guarantee the results too. And you can choose and buy straight from the results you get. I would get 2 X 2GB sticks. 2 GB is the max per Dimm slot your board can take, I believe.
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