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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by OzGuy1975, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. black-wolf

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    Try booting and loading windows with 1 stick of RAM. Also, only plug in one of the HDD's.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    You might want to run memtest on the system. This runs from bootable media ie flash or CD so no need for an os to even be installed.
    http://www.memtest.org/
     
  3. OzGuy1975

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    Well, I don't know why it worked, but it did. Removing all but one stick of ram allowed the computer to boot, then a quick BIOS update and a tap on the motherboard memok button (I'd never dealt with it either) and I now have more than just an expensive paper weight, so just wanted to say thank you again to Black-wolf, crjdriver and everyone else who helped out with thissystem. Hope I can return the favour some time.
    Cheers.
     
  4. black-wolf

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    You're welcome. Glad you got working.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Good job. I would assume the bios update is what fixed it for you. There are a LOT of updates for your board that address both memory and system stability. This is common when a board has a basic design problem; the mfg attempts to fix it with a bios update. Sometimes the update fixes one issue and introduces another issue into the problem requiring another update.
     
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