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Added more RAM now PC wont boot

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#1 mryder30


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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:14 PM

I was originally running W7 32-bit with 4x 1GB of RAM equalling 4GB of RAM. I installed W7 64-bit with ease and used it for about an hour with no problems before I decided to switch out my RAM. I then replaced my 4x sticks with 4x 2GB of RAM sticks, equalling 8GB of RAM. Now, when I push the on button the fan spins really fast making a lot of noise and it also beeps continuously. Essentially the computer does not turn on to where I can operate it.

I also removed and put back in the old RAM but the same beeping and fan speed problem still occurs.

Any ideas is greatly appreciated.



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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:24 PM

Welcome, Michael. :welcome:

Is this a desktop computer? What brand/model is it, or is it a custom build?

When you said the new RAM doesn't work, I was thinking that you just had incompatible new RAM (wrong speed), but since you said the old RAM doesn't work anymore, something else may be amiss.

If you could provide more info on the computer itself, that would be great.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 06:53 PM

Take them all out and try one stick at a time.
It's possible one of them are dead

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