Computer won't start unless I press MemOk

It started when I was playing a game, my computer shut off randomly. I restarted and continued my business. This became a more and more frequent thing, my computer would shut off when I was doing anything. This happened until a red light came on and now I can't start my computer at all unless I press the memok button. It loads up into the bios and I can get through windows through there, although since this happened its just been collecting dust in the corner. At this point I don't really know what to do. I'm assuming it's the memory. Can anyone help me out?
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  1. Computer specs please, especially your ram exact #'s
  2. Of course. I'm not really sure how to find my exact numbers, but this is what I've found:

    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: To be filled by O.E.M.
    System Model: To be filled by O.E.M.
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/20/10 09:47:36 Ver: 08.00.10
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor (6 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 4060MB RAM
    Page File: 1776MB used, 6340MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.96 GB
    Available Physical Memory 2.55 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 7.93 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 6.05 GB
    Page File Space 3.96 GB
  3. Thank you better than nothing. I still think it is the memory. Please run this test and see if there are errors (if any).
  4. Run CPU-Z and look in the SPD tab - it will give the DRAM model # under part #, look at the Mainboard tab to find out the model of your mobo, and look in the Memory tab and tell us what freq and base timings are running - then I can help - the sticks prob aren't set up right is all
  5. Alright, I'll do that in the morning. Right now I'm running the memtest. So far no errors. I'll get back to you when it's done.
  6. Sort of guessing you won't get any, but never know, will be in and out tomorrow
  7. Tradesman1 said:
    Run CPU-Z and look in the SPD tab - it will give the DRAM model # under part #
    part number- CMD4GX3M2A1600C9

    Tradesman1 said:
    look at the Mainboard tab to find out the model of your mobo
    model- M5A97

    Tradesman1 said:
    and look in the Memory tab and tell us what freq and base timings are running
    DRAM Frequency- 555.7
    FSB : DRAM (base?)-3:10

    That's what I got from cpuz. Do you need any more info? Also I let memtest run over night and I got no errors.
  8. It's 1600 sticks, try initially manually (in BIOS) set to 1333, 9-9-9-27 and try, then if good there, can move up to 1600
  9. Alright, where exactly in the bios would I make those changes?
  10. In the Advanced/tweaking area
  11. Well this is odd. I could have sworn I posted a response on here Friday. I was wondering why I wasn't getting any answers.
    Anyway, here is what happened, I did what you told me and when I turned on my computer the memok button was red for a second, then it turned right on. So that's a good sign right? But what did happen was before I pressed f1 to get to the bios I got a message saying overclocking failure. Also where I changed it to 9-9-9-27 it changed itself to 9-9-9-24. I haven't messed with it since because I know I could damage my computer by overclocking. So what do you guys think? I hope you haven't lost interest yet! Thanks for the patience.
  12. Haven't slept in three days waiting ;) So it's running at 1333, can next try changing freq to 1600, and raise DRAM voltage + 0.05 and raise CPU/NB voltage + 0.08 and give it a shot and see if 1600 will run
  13. Alright, I don't want to mess with things I shouldn't be, so where exactly would I change it? Under DRAM driving control looks to be the right place.
    but I am seeing these two things.
    one here :

    but I think this is probably more on target(especially because of the colors):
  14. The freq will be in the area under DRAM timing control (in your second image) should be able to set there to 1333 or 1600 and manually set timings, also in second image under DRAM voltage (highlighted in image) set it to 1.55 and 2 items above it, CPU/NB manual voltage set it to 1.2
  15. That didn't seem to do much. After the restart the DRAM voltage changed back to auto. It also went back to auto where I changed it to 9-9-9-27.
    Also I think I should mention that I have been getting this since the beginning.
    that cant be helping.
    Oh, also something that caught my eye is my DRAM read to write delay is at 220 and its red. I honestly don't know what that means, but the red has got to mean its wrong right?
  16. Check your mobos web site, looks like your BIOS is from 2010, check and update that, might be why the not supported is coming up
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