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PC won't boot to Windows 7 after replacing RAM

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January 25, 2014 1:01:32 AM

Hi I need your help.

I've got a new Gskill Sniper 1333mhz 2x4gb kit. Now, I tried to replace the old Kingston valueRAM. After that, it starts windows but after maybe 10secs, it shuts down and starts again. my pc won't boot to windows. When I run a single stick, I get a BSOD saying BAD_POOL_HEADER or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (running 2 sticks).

I am using an Intel DH55PJ mobo.

What should I do?
a b $ Windows 7
January 25, 2014 1:20:15 AM

Have you gone into the BIOS? You need to check that the RAM values have been read by your MB as they are supposed to be. For now, do not try to OC at all, just use stock settings. Make sure you get all the main ram timing values, ( ex. 11-12-11-27 ) and make sure the voltage is correct. Are you using the stock value? I just went to Intel's site and they don't seem to show the voltage??? Anyway, is the G Skill the same voltage and spec as your old RAM?
Here is the Intel site page for your RAM info:
January 25, 2014 1:29:11 AM

They are the same.. 9-9-9-24 and 1.5V and 2 sticks are recognized @ the BIOS.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 25, 2014 1:30:24 AM

Just went through your Manual. There is no section to change RAM values! Press (F2) during start up to access your BIOS. So forget what I said, you either MUST have the exact values as your old RAM. You may simply have a bad stick or the GSkill simply won't work in your MB!
January 29, 2014 2:46:51 AM


I also have an old GPU. Its a GT 430. Do you think it is the cause why my pc enters BSOD?
a b $ Windows 7
a c 1599 } Memory
January 29, 2014 6:38:10 AM

Try resetting the CMOS