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Computer wont start because of RAM

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Hello-

So out of the blue, my computer wont start if two sticks of RAM are plugged in. I have an Asus Z-97 Maximus VII Hero and 2x sticks of Corsair 8BG RAM for a total of 16GB's. But magically, if the two sticks are plugged in, the computer will light up for a few seconds, then shut off, then light up agai, and continue this cycle. If only 1 stick is installed, it starts up normally. 

 

What is going on? The motherboard and RAM are new and have worked with each other before, this is all new. 

 

Thanks. 


 

 

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Insufficient voltage to the RAM or maybe the second RAM slot has died?  Maybe something has gone awry in the BIOS?

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Download a program called memtest86.  Then run it on each stick of ram on it's own, and in all slots.  This will tell you if the Ram stick is bad, or if the motherboard slot is bad


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I got MemTest86-USB, but how do I use it?


 

 

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Just boot from the USB and will go directly into the memtest program


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Maybe boot up with 1 stick, then try thay stick in another slot, then try the sequence with the other stick?

That worked for me.


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Turns out the RAM socket died. I shipped the board out for repair. 


 

 

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