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Bad Ram?

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September 29, 2011 3:51:44 PM

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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September 29, 2011 4:10:41 PM

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.
September 29, 2011 4:14:05 PM

in how much sticks ram you have if 2 then remove one of them then try again