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d5 boot code error

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Heya,
First time posting ... have used the site a handful of times for some insight on some issues I had tried to trouble shoot before...

Alas ... time has come where I cannot figure out the issue.

So, quick version of story, bought Call of Duty: Ghosts and never having a hardware issue before with games ... never bothered to check min req before hand.

Anyways, went to canirunit.com and apparently I'm short 2 GB of ram (I have 2 2 GB sticks of OCZ nVidia DDR2 PC2 6400) and my nVidia GeForce GTX 285 is not good enough (bs ... but ya...).
So, was going to go to the store and get some new RAM + a new graphics card but spoke to my brother who is fairly computer savvy and he was blown away my graphics card wouldn't work. Turns out COD: Ghosts has some built in 'min system req' which, if you download a work-around patch risk getting banned from STEAM and thus, wasting my $100.

So, hoping COD/Infinity Ward releases a patch in the next 2 weeks I decided to hold off on buying some new parts.

So, put my graphics card back in and put my RAM back in.
Boot up and everything mechanically works but computer does not boot and no display.
Figure maybe the card isn't in properly or the power cord isn't snapped on all the way so take out and re-do it.
boot up and same thing.

So, I was getting a d5 boot error code and when I looked into it ...it seemed to be RAM related.
So ... took out ram stick #s 1 & 2.
Put #1 in slot #1 and booted; computer works.
Shut down and powered off.
Put #2 in slot #2 and booted; computers works.
Shut down and powered off and then put my 2 sticks of RAM back in slot #s 1 + 3 (as my ram has been for years) and d5 errors and computer won't boot.

Clearly, both sticks work.
I didn't change any of the settings for anything at any point ... I just simply removed my graphics card and RAM sticks and then simply put them back in.


Here's the description of the d5 code as per my mobo's manual:

AMIBIOS Check Point and Code List:
1.Bootblock Initialization Code Checkpoints

The Bootblock initialization code sets up the chipset, memory and other
components before system memory is available. The following table describes the
type of checkpoints that may occur during the bootblock initialization portion of
the BIOS:

d5 : Bootblock code is copied from ROM to lower system memory and control is given to it. BIOS now
executes out of RAM




I'm happy I'm able to use my computer although w/ just 1 stick of RAM ... but I'd almost wish nothing worked as I'd be able to conclude something wasn't working at all ... partially working doesn't really help that much in the long run.

Is it possible that just 1 RAM slot would cease to work? If a slot was broken, wouldn't my computer beep a few times and either not boot or boot and give some error msg or just straight up not read the 2nd stick of RAM?

I've even gone to the extent of unhooking every cable on my mobo and then hooking them back up, along w/ taking out every piece of hardware and putting it back to ensure that all connections are secure and that I mistakenly didn't disconnect something initially and have forgotten to hook it back up.


Any thoughts on this would be GREATLY appreciated as I'm trying to avoid upgrading to an entirely new computer ....
post #2 of 3
It is a memory error, it's that simple. Reseat your RAM in another slot or, if faulty, replace it.
post #3 of 3
After sitting in place for years when you removed them some dust might have fallen into the slots. Blow them out and see if it works.
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Junkyard Dog
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 1700 Biostar X370 GT7 Sapphire Nitro Fury G. Skill Ripjaws ddr4 3200 16 GB 4x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb SSD Western Digital 500gb  Memorex Lightscribe dvd Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 10 64bit Pixio 27" 1440P yes Seasonic 850 watt  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone Redline RL05 Evoluent vertical mouse yes Creative X-FI  
Other
Sennheiser headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX8370 @ 5 ghz ASUS Sabertooth Sapphire Fury G Skill F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Samsung 850 EVO Memorex Lightscribe dvd Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win X 64 bit Pixio 27" 1440P  yes Seasonic SS-850KM Active PFC F3 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone Redline RL02b Evoluent VM4 yes Creative Soundblaster Z  
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Sennheiser 428 headphones 
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