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Just Installed 8gb of RAM and a SSD, Computer Keeps Restarting

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January 27, 2014 3:14:17 PM

title basically says it all. I installed some more RAM and an SSD and my computer keeps restarting, sometimes right when I boot up, sometimes a while later. Sometimes it works fine, but when I tried to restart manually it froze while loading windows.

My build (pre the above mentioned add-ons):
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard
AMD FX 6350 CPU
Radeon HD 7870 GPU
Corsair GS 700 PSU
Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD
8gb of RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS
January 27, 2014 3:24:23 PM

Did you do a clean Win7 install or clone the SSD from the HDD?
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January 27, 2014 3:31:37 PM

clutchc said:
Did you do a clean Win7 install or clone the SSD from the HDD?

No, the SSD is completely blank and windows 7 is booted from the HDD
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January 27, 2014 3:38:07 PM

Oh. In that case, unplug the SSD's data and power cables and see if the issue is still present. If it is, you may have a bad stk of RAM. Run memtest on each stk individually in the first DIMM slot. Let it run for at least 1 full pass.
http://www.memtest.org/

You could also try a different SATA port in case one is defective.
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January 27, 2014 4:12:13 PM

Remove the RAM and SSD and get your comp back to the way it was, try installing both again but 1 at a time to see what might be causing the problem.
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January 27, 2014 4:47:30 PM

I took out the new RAM and the computer is now working fine, so I believe that the RAM I was sold is faulty in some way, as I moved my working ram into the othe two slots to confirm that it was not a motherboard-based problem
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January 27, 2014 6:41:56 PM

KevinSevenSeven said:
I took out the new RAM and the computer is now working fine, so I believe that the RAM I was sold is faulty in some way, as I moved my working ram into the othe two slots to confirm that it was not a motherboard-based problem


If you bought them as a set, return both if you still can. But you may still want to do a memory test just to verify.
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January 28, 2014 3:15:28 AM

If it works with the new RAM out but doesn't work with the new RAM in then I wouldn't waste my time with a test as it should come back with errors just take it back to where you got it from for a swap.
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