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Computer build malfunctioning: RAM?

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#1 Sebastiaan van Gilst

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 05:02 AM

I recently built a computer and it worked fine for a couple of months until one day I tried to turn it on and it immediately turned off again. It keeps trying to turn on every 6 seconds or so and every time shuts off after less than a second. I have gone through many troubleshooting procedures and I have reason to believe it may be a RAM malfunction but I cannot be certain. Is there anyway to know if it is the RAM?
Thank you very much for any help!

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#2 jonuk76


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 07:25 AM

Have you ruled out the power button on the case as being a problem, by disconnecting it?  You can then start it by using a metal object (screwdriver) to carefully short the two pins the power button was connected to together.  It sounds too simple, and it might be, but it's best to rule this out.


Have you ruled out the power supply as a problem, by testing with a known good one?


If you believe it is the RAM, if you are using more than one DIMM, remove them, and try them singly in turn to see if that gives any improvement.  Try more than one RAM slot also.  Make sure the RAM is firmly pushed into the slot.


Be sure to only handle the edge of the RAM and touch a bare metal part on the case frequently to discharge the static from your body when working inside a PC, or wear a grounded anti static wrist strap.


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

The PSU might have issues.

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