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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not boot with 4 ram sticks (16gb)

20 Jun 2011   #21
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

You are welcome. According to your MB manuel, they recommend the ram in the blue dimm slots. Also check the default dram voltage in bios. My AMD board sets default at 1.6. If you use the CPUz program, post a screenshot of the memory tab and the spd tab.


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20 Jun 2011   #22
aioros

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's something very interesting about AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM speeds:
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM SPEEDS
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20 Jun 2011   #23
aioros

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
CPU-Z results

Here are some screen shots of my system.


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20 Jun 2011   #24
aioros

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

some more


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20 Jun 2011   #25
aioros

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

here's a recent report from CPU-Z


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20 Jun 2011   #26
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

It looks like you are overclocking your CPU. The stock speed is 3200 and you are running at 3700. Set it back to stock and it may just run right.

Jim
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20 Jun 2011   #27
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

did you set the timings on the ram? you are running 1333 1.5V 9-9-9-24.
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21 Jun 2011   #28
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aioros View Post
Pooch: yeah I followed your advice and I've been using MemOK, but when MemOK finishes its thing and I try to save the settings the BIOS doesn't boot. I will take some more pictures of the screens.
I am not sure why this is maybe its the bad stick messing it up, "afterthought" It maybe that using MemOK save the settings automatically its something else you could check.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aioros View Post
I left 2 ram sticks inthere, i will try MemOK when I get home and see what happens. I loaded the BIOS default settings (I updated the bios) and everything is working now.
I'm sending back the bad ram stick and hopefully when I get the new ones the system will work with them.
Ok I am interested to know if the saved BIOS works with good RAM.
Good that it is working, I hope your new RAM lives up to your expectations as well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aioros View Post
Here's something very interesting about AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM speeds:
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM SPEEDS
This should not have any bearing on your problem


According to your last CPU-Z picture, you are running in unganged mode it would be better to check your handbook and insert the RAM in the recommended slots so that you run in ganged mode. You may possibly have a BIOS setting where you can change this setting, I am not certain but it was definitely on the older AM boards
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21 Jun 2011   #29
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
It looks like you are overclocking your CPU. The stock speed is 3200 and you are running at 3700. Set it back to stock and it may just run right.

Jim
This is strange according to the BIOS pictures the CPU is running normally
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21 Jun 2011   #30
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The BIOS picks its information from that stored on the chip, and displays the rated value. CPUID, on the other hand, reads the same data but displays the current dynamic frequency of the CPU.

As regards ganged/unganged mode, he is better off using unganged mode as he will get better performance that way. This is due to the Phenom processors having 2 memory controllers, 1 for each channel. If you check my specs, you will see that, although my motherboard supports ganged/unganged memory operation, I am running in ganged mode because my CPU only has a single memory controller.
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