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PC just keeps restarting and will not even boot bios

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March 7, 2014 10:38:19 PM

I have a custom built PC, it was working perfectly fine last night, then I put it to sleep and went to bed. I woke up this morning and try to put it on, and it just keeps restarting, about 5 seconds into booting, it will stop, and start again. I have tried unplugging all cables, I have unplugged all hard drives, but nothing seems to work.

What could the issue be?

Specs:

    Quad Core i7 3400k 3.1GHz
    MSI H77MA-G43 motherboard
    GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 graphics card
    128GB OCZ solid state drive (primary)
    2TB Samsung HDD (secondary)
    500GB Samsung HDD (backup primary - not plugged in when issue occurred)
    Hyper 212 evo cooling fan
    Aerocool VP 550 PSU
    8GB Corsair RAM DDR3
    Standard disk optical drive


Thanks in advance

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March 7, 2014 11:03:23 PM

The first thing I would suggest is to re-seat the RAM.
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March 7, 2014 11:08:46 PM

terry4536 said:
The first thing I would suggest is to re-seat the RAM.


Already tried this, it didn't work. So I tried using the RAM modules separately and it worked! thanks! but that is now 2 RAM modules that have failed (I had 12GB - 3 x 4GB) and now I am only on 1 x 4GB RAM module... why would the others die?
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March 7, 2014 11:21:50 PM

Were they cheap RAM?
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March 7, 2014 11:23:20 PM

terry4536 said:
Were they cheap RAM?


No, they were about R400 per module (about $40 - I am in South Africa, so we don't work with dollars)
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March 8, 2014 12:21:36 AM

Thats very unusual...In a working system for two RAM modules to die simultaneously?? hmmm. I think you have a more systemic problem - I think it's your PSU that has damaged your RAM or MB with spikes. This is the problem with cheaping out on a PSU. Put more RAM in and it might destroy that too.
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March 8, 2014 1:03:31 AM

Do you use a surge suppressor on your PC?
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