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August 14, 2012 5:02:23 AM

Hello, I am having problems with my new ram I just ordered. My computer no longer boots and beeps 4 times when i try to turn it on.

build:
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL
MOBO - ASRock H61ICAFE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155

I just ordered another 4 gigs of ram that is the same set as the one listed above.

I have tried installing just the new ram and both sticks work but as soon as i try to install more than 2 sticks it stops working.

edit: I also updated my bios and cleared cmos, still nothing.

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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 5:39:32 AM

Reseat the RAM.
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August 14, 2012 5:59:35 AM

I just reseated all 4 sticks, i'm still getting 4 beeps and its not starting
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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 6:04:53 AM

OK, do this now.

Reset the CMOS memory the right way as is described in the motherboard manual using the clear CMOS link with the power cord unplugged.
And when the battery is out, press the power button to discharge all the electricity from the system.
How To Clear CMOS @ http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmo...

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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 6:05:26 AM

Is it 4 short beeps?
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August 14, 2012 6:17:55 AM

yes 4 short beeps.

I just cleared CMOS again, and then added the 2 extra sticks of ram in and still got 4 short beeps
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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 6:19:02 AM

How many sticks do u have?
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August 14, 2012 6:26:32 AM

4 2gig sticks total, but I can only get 2 to work at a time. I tried mixing them even though they are the same model and as soon as I try to add more than 2 sticks I get the 4 short beeps
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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 6:35:18 AM

So, the RAM is exact same model?

All sticks?
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August 14, 2012 6:38:35 AM

yes, the only difference is i bought one pair last year and has black board and the pair I just got has a green board.
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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 6:48:39 AM

Try just 2 sticks at the time.

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August 14, 2012 7:29:54 AM

I just got through switching them around and found out that my old set will only work in dual channel A, while the new set will work in both channel A and B
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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 7:37:51 AM

That way u can check what is the RAM difference.
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August 14, 2012 8:03:53 AM

Old ram


New ram
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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 8:18:15 AM

Interesting. Specs are the same with different results.

Same RAM, different batch. Sometimes this happens.

U probably have to take another set to match it.
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August 14, 2012 8:32:12 AM

ok, thanks for the help.
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August 14, 2012 8:32:43 AM

Best answer selected by tygannas.
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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 9:26:24 AM

Good luck tygannas!
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a c 146 } Memory
August 14, 2012 9:26:37 AM

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