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New DDR2 Ram - PC cant Boot - HELP

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October 10, 2013 12:37:19 PM

Hello,

Was using DDR2 Gskill Ram 2x2Gb sticks.
Now I had bought used 2x2Gb sticks Gskill brand same latency/timings/volts... but after installing new sticks PC wont boot.

I tried the following:
1] Used single Ram in each diff. slot
2] Reset CMOS (done via jumper as I cant find battery on my mobo)
3] tried 2 run memtest86... but as pc wont boot I cant Run it.

Anything else I can do to troubleshoot... ?

PS: My Mobo is Asus P5Q Deluxe

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October 10, 2013 1:49:58 PM

craige4u said:
Hello,

Was using DDR2 Gskill Ram 2x2Gb sticks.
Now I had bought used 2x2Gb sticks Gskill brand same latency/timings/volts... but after installing new sticks PC wont boot.

I tried the following:
1] Used single Ram in each diff. slot
2] Reset CMOS (done via jumper as I cant find battery on my mobo)
3] tried 2 run memtest86... but as pc wont boot I cant Run it.

Anything else I can do to troubleshoot... ?

PS: My Mobo is Asus P5Q Deluxe


if you aren't getting any boot whatsoever, and cannot access the bios, you may have more problems than just bad memory.

try taking all memory out and booting, you should at least be able to get to the motherboard bios screen or get beeps to indicate theres no memory.

if you can get to the bios, you can see whether or not the motherboard sees the ram.

you may need a bios update for the ram to work properly.

make sure the ram is seated properly, and in the right slots. I believe for the PQ5 Deluxe its the yellow slots.

if you have a dead set and aren't getting any indication theres power to the motherboard, your PSU may have shorted.

to eliminate any other component as a factor, put your old memory kit into the system and see if it boots. if it doesn't, you have to start looking at other components.
October 10, 2013 8:44:01 PM

Yes old sticks are working all fine.
And new RAM is not working on any slots with computer not even posting BIOS.

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October 21, 2013 2:38:04 PM
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unfortunately, it seems like you got beat with your purchase of used memory. just to be certain, try booting with a SINGLE stick of the ram in question. if one stick will boot and the other wont, that's the bad module. if both don't boot, then it IS possible both sticks are bad. theres a 3rd possibility, not a good one, but its possible since you bought used ram that its not actually the ram that was advertised. there are some online sellers (via e-bay and other sites) that sometimes advertise "g.skill memory" but ship Samsung sticks with g.skill packaging/heatspreaders as an example. either way, I would recommend trying to RMA the memory, it seems the whole "new" kit is a dud.

fortunately, most of g.skill's ram is warrantied for life so u may be able to RMA the defective kit for a brand new kit.
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