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Pc won't boot dram light

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Logo9000000, Aug 18, 2019.

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  1. Logo9000000

    Logo9000000 Thread Starter

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    My PC dram light is on and it won't boot I've moved around the ram in all possible configurations to spray my PC and rebuilt it and nothing changes can someone help.
     
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    Hi and welcome to TSG.

    It might help if we knew more about your hardware. If this is a standard model from a major manufacturer, please tell us the manufacturer and full model number. If it is a Dell product, what is the service tag number? If it is a custom builtor modified computer please provide a parts list with all the major components.

    Has the computer ever worked in it's current hardware configuration?

    Please tell us the manufacture(s) and full part number(s) for all the DRAM modules.

    What do you mean by "PC dram light is on"? Does the motherboard have self test status lights?

    What do you mean by "spray my PC"?
     
  3. Logo9000000

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    It was a PC I built myself so I don't have a model or serial number. Also I don't know how auto correct turned remove my PC into spray my PC. It's a ryzen 5 2600 b450 tomohawk Rx Vega 56 and team group Vulcan 16Gb of 2667 hz RAM
     
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    Thank you for the motherboard information. Now I know what you mean by DRAM light.

    Has the computer ever worked in its current hardware configuration?

    If this is a new build ...
    1) Have you confirmed you purchased memory modules compatible with the mobo?
    2) Have you tested with the components out of the case?

    Did you try booting up with only one memory module at a time in the DIMMA2 slot?
     
  5. Logo9000000

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    Yes to all three
     
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    Somebody here more familiar MSI motherboards and possible causes for the DRAM Not Detected Light coming on may have more suggestions than me. The only things that come to mind is a defective motherboard with a failed memory controller IC or all RAM modules being defective.
     
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    What is a memory controller?
     
  8. lunarlander

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    memory controller: The motherboard chip that controls talking to RAM.
     
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    A bit more investigation indicates that the CPU has IMC (Internal Memory Controller). The CPU may be bad or something may have gone wrong during installation on the motherboard.
     
  10. lynx1021

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    Could be bent pins in the socket happened when the CPU was installed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
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