Computer doesn't boot with more than 2 sticks of ram!

danny148

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Hey guys, So I just bought myself a new motherboard (GA-B85M-DH3-A) and I tried to install the previous ram that I had, but the computer will not boot when there is ram in the DDR3_2/DDR3_4 slots. The ram is K531R8-HYA.

I'm hoping someone can help me!
 
Hello... You need to have the BIO's re-read your memory locations any time you move mem sticks around... get you sticks where you want them after the CMOS clear and before Boot.

Let's try a proper "battery removal" AND CMOS reset Clear to the MB ...ok? B /
Take your time here and be slow and careful to your MB... look in your MB manual/Pdf for pictures and location of the SW/pins. B )
1) un-plug PS from wall.
2) remove MB battery
3) place jumper pins/switch on MB to clear the capacitors... for ~3 mins
4) remove Jumper/switch
5) re-install battery
6) plug monitor into the MB video output OR Video card for a BOOT display, And set your monitor for that cable input.
7) get you RAM sticks where you want them
8) plug in PS to wall
9) Boot computer.
 

tgimike

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If it worked in your last motherboard sounds like it could be a defective RAM slot on your new motherboard. Do you still have the warranty?
 

danny148

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I'll try this out!



The last motherboard it worked in was a Dell motherboard, so I'm thinking (and hoping) that's why it doesn't work on my new motherboard. And yeah it still has warranty, I only got it yesterday night.
 

slyverine

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because you didn't explain clearly, do you already have 2 other RAM sticks in 1 and 2 installed and try to install those other 2 you got from your previous mobo in 3 and 4? If you do obviously those RAM don't work together with the other 2.

If not, does your computer boot when you install the RAM in 1 and 2 slots?
 

danny148

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I have 4 sticks of ram from my previous Dell motherboard. 2 of the sticks are in DDR3_1/DDR3_3 ram slots, but as soon as a ram stick is in the other 2 slots, I'm just on a constant restart loop.
 

danny148

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Yes I did. I managed to pin the problem down to the DD3_2 ram slot, now I need to figure out whether it's faulty or my ram is playing up.
 
Hello... Wet a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and Clean The RAM stick Gold contacts... also re-insert them a few times into the MB for good contact there... there are a lot of very small connections that need to be made and maintained.
 

danny148

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I will try that after work tomorrow. Can I use nail polish remover as well?

 

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