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July 6, 2013 5:55:23 PM

hi guys, I just got a new set up with and after completing the windows 7 setup it just wont get past the windows starting screen. Also a couple of times it wont boot at all. Have rebuilt but havent yet touched any settings in the BIOS This is my build:

GA-990FXA-UD3 rev 3.0
FX-8350
Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU
Samsung 840 series SSD 120GB
HD4350 (yes its terrible but in process of getting a new card)
XFX PRO650W

I would greatly appreciated some help on what to do next and get everything working. Right now I am clueless...
a b $ Windows 7
a b V Motherboard
July 6, 2013 6:07:21 PM

Get yourself Memtest and run full memory test to ensure it isn't some RAM problem.
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July 6, 2013 6:07:29 PM

Try reseating the DRAM, if no joy, try with a single stick, if that works try with the other stick
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a b $ Windows 7
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July 6, 2013 6:20:33 PM

This is almost certainly a memory problem, it could be a BIOS setting problem of the RAM settings. Try one stick of memory at a time try memtest86 for at least 3 passes etc.
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a c 1721 V Motherboard
July 6, 2013 6:22:45 PM

There's a lot of things it could be, DRAM comes to mind first - next would be a corrupt Win Install...if the sticks seem OK try booting into Win in safe mode
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July 7, 2013 1:17:32 AM

Ok, tried with one stick. Same thing happened. One of the sticks wont even boot at all. Tested one stick with memtest and it freezes up at like 10-20% the other one i cant even try memtest cause i dont get past boot screen. So are the RAMS fried?
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July 7, 2013 9:16:35 AM

what version of memtest you running?
Looks like faulty ram.
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a b $ Windows 7
a c 1721 V Motherboard
July 7, 2013 10:40:17 AM

Do you have other sticks or can you borrow some to try? If same problem with other sticks looks like Mobo or CPU, if fine then prob time to RMA the sticks
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July 7, 2013 5:56:50 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Do you have other sticks or can you borrow some to try? If same problem with other sticks looks like Mobo or CPU, if fine then prob time to RMA the sticks


So i tried switching seats and behold slot 2 is working. Ran memtest and passed.I could even install and run windows, however when i add stick nr 2 in any of the other slots it wont boot or it freezes on windows start up. Is it a mobo problem?

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a c 1721 V Motherboard
July 7, 2013 6:05:33 PM

Sounds like it, it's possible it's the CPU, but sounds like a slot problem
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