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Correctable memory DIMM error leads to my PC not booting.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tylerlike44, Jun 17, 2019.

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  1. tylerlike44

    tylerlike44 Thread Starter

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    So for about a week every time I booted my computer, a message saying something along the lines of “correctable memory error in DIMM slot 3” and I was just able to hit F1 to continue. My PC always ran slower after that error happened, so I just thought I could take the RAM stick out from DIMM slot 3, and that’s what I did today.

    After I did that, my computer ran WAY slower (which took it down to 24GB instead of 32GB of RAM), so I figured “alright I’ll put it back in”. Now my computer won’t show display. It will turn on, my fans will work for a minute, my power light flashes, and nothing else. Pretty lost as to why this happened, and it really stinks because I need this computer for online classes.
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    The first approach is to take it out again - the one in DIMM slot 3
    then try and boot it
     
  3. tylerlike44

    tylerlike44 Thread Starter

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    So I initially took out the RAM in the third DIMM slot, which the computer then booted. An error showed up saying “error in DIMM slot 3, missing system memory” but I could still continue.

    My computer ran unbearably slow, so I decided to turn the computer off and put the RAM back in. When I try to turn it on, the lights flash, the fans will always run, but no display shows up on a monitor. I have tried different displays and HDMI cords
     
  4. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    So, as I said take it out again and if it still boots and loads Windows then wen you post back we can troublehsoot
    We cannot trouble shoot until you have tried that
     
  5. Yusufjlidi

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    If all else fails try switching the ramm around between slots or if nothing boots take out both 1 slot and 3rd slot ramm turn it on then if it runs let the pc run for 10-20min then turn it off and switch 1 and 3 around. I hope this helps because im having issues on my own pc, Good Luck
     
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