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New build fails to boot with more than 1 stick of RAM

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April 29, 2014 11:11:01 AM

Hello guys, first time builder here. I've been a big fan of laptops mostly, still use my MSI GT70 frequently, but recently decided to make my own desktop build.

Here are my build specs:

MB: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77
RAM: HyperX XMP BluRed Series 8GB 2x4 (Have two of them for 16GB)
CPU: Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge @ 3.5GHz
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780Ti
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar D1
PSU: Corsair HX750

Tried it Sunday night when I finished putting everything together, had the DRAM light come on to indicate something wrong with the memory and didn't boot. That was with all 4 sticks installed. Put it off until less than an hour ago, tried it with only one stick installed in the first blue port, which would be A2, booted up and got into BIOS. Turned it off and back on with a 2nd stick in B2, DRAM light came back on and didn't boot. The way the MB booklet showed it was to use A2 for 1 stick, A2 and B2 for 2 sticks, and obviously all 4 for 4 sticks. Don't know if I should just continue onto the BIOS first boot startup with only one or not, don't really want to have all this extra RAM sitting here being unused.

On a small side note, my case is a Thermaltake Core V71, and I haven't been able to access any of the buttons on the top of the tower besides the power one. None of the fans work, neither do the inside lights. Fairly certain I have everything plugged in correctly, checked a few times.

Thanks in advance guys.

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April 29, 2014 11:24:28 AM

it may take some time but take each stick and one at a time place them in the first slot checking to see if the computer will boot each time. if they all work in the first slot try the next slot, repeat in all slots.

your next move is to download memtest86 and test each stick of ram.
April 29, 2014 12:22:51 PM

Thanks for the reply. I managed to get two sticks to work in A1 and A2, putting a third in either B1 or B2 turns on the DRAM light again. I'll try each one separately when I get home from work and post an update.