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Computer will not start - possible memory failure?

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I have a Q9550 at the moment coupled with a GA-EP45-UD3R and it was working completely fine until yesterday when it had its first BSOD in ages. Not thinking much of it at the time (even though I probably should have), I turned my computer off at the time. This morning when I tried to turn it on, it is in a reboot cycle.

It gets to the part where it shows me my CPU and stuff but then at the memory check, it only goes up to "Mem" and then freezes. The concerning this is that I can't even get into the BIOS. If it was the memory, wouldn't it still allow this?

Is my motherboard in trouble or is it my memory?

Thanks for any assistance.
post #2 of 8
Take graphic card out if it has on board graphics.
Then try each stick, if those fail it must be the CPU.
post #3 of 8
Run Memtest for at least 8 passes per stick to confirm that it's the memory. Do not run Memtest when all sticks are inserted. Individually test each stick.
post #4 of 8
how many sticks of RAM, if multiple pull 1 stick and see if you can boot then alternate. If still no joy, verify your PSU is not going up and unable to push the current, that turns out fine then more than likely your be looking for a new mobo
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Run Memtest for at least 8 passes per stick to confirm that it's the memory. Do not run Memtest when all sticks are inserted. Individually test each stick.
If you read he cant make it that far, the computer reboots.
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If you read he cant make it that far, the computer reboots.
LOL, kind a hard to run memte eh?
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If you read he cant make it that far, the computer reboots.
I'm off today, poor sleep.

Anyways OP, can you try and boot with one stick in, or any combination? Just to boot, that way you can check to see if it's a certain stick.
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
Take graphic card out if it has on board graphics.
Then try each stick, if those fail it must be the CPU.
I unfortunately don't have an onboard graphics to try nor a spare graphics card but my general understanding is that a graphics card malfunction would mean you get no display at all (which isn't true), and even if it were to my disfunctional, it wouldn't stop the computer from POSTing.

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how many sticks of RAM,
4 sticks of RAM.

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if multiple pull 1 stick and see if you can boot then alternate.
Will try this tonight.

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If still no joy, verify your PSU is not going up and unable to push the current
It's not an impossibility but I just highly doubt this option because the failure rates of AX750 units are low and the PSU has been rock stable till now.

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that turns out fine then more than likely your be looking for a new mobo
I certainly hope not Might just quit custom computers altogether.
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