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08 Sep 2010   #1
qdspaz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
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Hey guys, back again... I had a problem a couple weeks back with BSOD's and finally found out it was bad ram. So i RMA'd that and was borrowing some of my friends Ram and it worked perfectly fine. This morning was when my RAM came in and I was on the computer before school started. When I came home my RAM was here and I installed it and it just won't post at all. All I'm getting is a black screen. Tried two different monitors, a different GPU, and the old ram i was using earlier in it. What the HECK is wrong with this? My $1500 build is just a huge paperweight at the moment and it really is grinding my gears. I know you guys can help.


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08 Sep 2010   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by qdspaz View Post
Hey guys, back again... I had a problem a couple weeks back with BSOD's and finally found out it was bad ram. So i RMA'd that and was borrowing some of my friends Ram and it worked perfectly fine. This morning was when my RAM came in and I was on the computer before school started. When I came home my RAM was here and I installed it and it just won't post at all. All I'm getting is a black screen. Tried two different monitors, a different GPU, and the old ram i was using earlier in it. What the HECK is wrong with this? My $1500 build is just a huge paperweight at the moment and it really is grinding my gears. I know you guys can help.
Did you try putting your old ram in and see if it works any different than the new ram? There could be something wrong with the new ram.
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08 Sep 2010   #3
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Are you sure you ordered the correct memory?
Did you put the memory in the same slots as your friend's memory?

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08 Sep 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

Use the tech support that comes with the RAM to determine with certainty whether it is to spec, or RMA it for replacement. Every legit maker offers this, some like Kingston will help you and replace it for life.
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08 Sep 2010   #5
qdspaz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Yea I put the old RAM back in and tried that and it didn't work and then I put the new RAM in the same slots and tried booting and didn't work. I talked to customer support from Corsair and they said the RAM was compatible with my mobo, and before I was running one 2GB stick perfectly fine.
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08 Sep 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Okay, it's not even posting. It's possible static electricity fried the memory. Does your friend's memory still work? If yes, return the new memory. If no, pull every card out one by one to see if something else is preventing your computer from starting. Do you get power? Does the mobo light up? Do you get diagnostic beeps? When you say black screen, you don't even see the option to enter bios, correct?
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08 Sep 2010   #7
qdspaz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I just talked to my friend and he says his ram isnt being reconized now. is that bad?
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08 Sep 2010   #8
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Not trying to be insulting, but you didn't pull the old RAM and insert the new sticks with the system power on did you? Cuz that would definitely cause the symptoms you're having. That or ESD.
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08 Sep 2010   #9
qdspaz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

No the system was shut off and the power was disconnected.
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08 Sep 2010   #10
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You just fried his ram and yours.

STATIC ELECTRICITY
You should be grounded.
Handle memory from edges.
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