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neurox23

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Hi I'm ner here and I don't know where else to go to help me with this. I will go into detail of what happened prior to my windows 7 being corrupted which I think is.

I installed 24gb RAM sticks from 8gb.
I had no video.
I cleared the CMOS
No video.
I reinstalled all RAM and I had video.
Windows will not start up.
It says "select boot drive...etc" when I start up.
I went to bios and made my harddrive with my OS on it on the number 1 position.
I can start up windows now but NONE of my programs work.
I can't load any of my games, Dota2 or a $500 DAW I just purchased.
The DAW is Cubase 8 and now it asks me for the license when I already entered it in.
I can't even go on the internet now.

Any tips and help on this? What is wrong with my OS?

thanks
 

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howdy and welcome. What is the OS? Any particular reason you went 24gb of ram? That's quite a bit.
 

neurox23

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howdy and welcome. What is the OS? Any particular reason you went 24gb of ram? That's quite a bit.


It's Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I went from 8 to 24 for recording software I will be using. I didn't know my OS only supported 16 gb when I bought them. Would that make my system unstable? Should I install my old RAM? Also, when I cleared my CMOS my bios are all messed up now. I fear my PC might be ruined.
 

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yes it would make your system unstable. Try running with 12 gigs or so, see what happens.

What is going on with the bios?
 

neurox23

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yes it would make your system unstable. Try running with 12 gigs or so, see what happens.

What is going on with the bios?


I will try installing my original 8gb ram in tonight.

Thing is I had all my Overclock settings for my CPU in my bios and when I cleared CMOS it set it back to factory. Now it asks me to select boot device.
I can't remember how it was set up it's been so long ago.

I have 2 harddrives.

my 500gb is my OS harddrive with other programs on it
my 1000gb harddrive is my backup and where I put my videos and music.

How do I set it up in BIOS to run off of my 500gb harddrive? The one with Windows 7 on it?
 
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