Bad Ram?

Hi i just built my new system yesterday. When i woke up this morning i tried to turn it on and it would turn on for about 2 seconds and turn off then turn back on. Repeating the process over and over until i turned my Psu off. So i started to take components out and testing. What i found out is one of my memory sticks was causing the problem. My question is can ram cause this problem or should i look further into it?

I5 2600k
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
corsair Vengeance 8gb (was 16gb) 1600mhz
Corsair hx1050 psu
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  1. Welcome to Tom's Forum! :)

    Sure a bad or shorted or improperly installed component can cause a 'Boot Loop'.

    Make sure the RAM is installed in the correct DIMM slots:
    CPU: | blank | RAM | blank | RAM |

    Do NOT use XMP! Install the RAM as listed above and Clear CMOS, use Jumper Method, see -> and see if the problem(s) is fixed.

    Look at the Event Manager and look for the [+] Critical errors listed.
  2. in how much sticks ram you have if 2 then remove one of them then try again
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