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Hi,

Would bad ram lead to boot loops?

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post #2 of 8
Bad ram can lead to a lot of things but I'm not sure about boot loops.
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I think you need to clarify what you are talking about.

Loops of what? Do you mean it is effecting your hard drive?
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Hi,

My rig was running fine until I changed the memory at which point it switched on then before it posts it switches of. This repeats for about 5 minutes before I switch of my rig using the front power button.

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How many sticks of RAM are you using? Try to run the rig with just one stick at a time. If you got a bad stick the rig would work fine with the other good stick when it is on it's own. Just try them out on their own and see what kind of results you get.
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That clears it up. You should have used a memory section though.

Have you cleared the CMOS on the machine?

If that doesn't help try adding the sticks one at a time. You might have a bad stick.

I've also had luck a couple times by just re-aranging the memory sicks.
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Hi,

+rep to you guys for your suggestions but I ran memtest and both sticks failed, so I've ordered samsung green memory to replace them.
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Hi,
+rep to you guys for your suggestions but I ran memtest and both sticks failed, so I've ordered samsung green memory to replace them.

Did you run memtest while they were both in or individually? If you ran them together and they failed then it doesn't mean that both sticks are bad.
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