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G'day

wonder if anyone can shine some light on what the hell just happened to my sig rig? I'll explain

About 15 mins ago, i was watchin tv, about a meter from the computer, computer was sitting here happily idling away till my show finished when suddenly Bluescreen, then reboot, obviously i thought "oh F***"

Then when it rebooted, it posted (single beep), did it usual thing on the first bootup screen until it hit the point where it does the ram check/prints how much mem you have)

At that point it'd just stop booting, no beeps, no warnings, no errors, nothing but it wasn't completely frozen as i could hit F* and have it display it was going to enter the bios

Basically from there, i ripped off the side, checked the WC'ing for leaks, checked for anything obviously wrong, ripped out ram and added it stick by stick. Now on first stick, it booted up perfectly fine, then readded the rest and it still booted fine

So kinda really confused, im personally leaning toward a ram issue/bad stick, but its just odd that it'd bluescreen then lockup during boot after the ram check?

Worst part of all this was i just got a Corsair 800D that i intend on started working on rebuilding the PC into that case tomorrow, here i was fretting that the damn thing just killed it self
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Perhaps the ram just needed to be reseated, happens to my laptop all the time.

Get some more input though before making a conclusion, I'm still kinda new to this. lol
    
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Run Memtest86+.
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Actually funnily enough i just bought another 4Gb's of the same Corsair ram i already got to replace the 2Gb of ballistix to bring me up to 8Gb and to have all the same ram type cause i have a feeling theres a dodgy stick in there,

though ive run memtest on it them before nothing ever showed any problems, one stick will never boot without ram volts being 2v or above for example, wheres the other, identical stick does (1.6-1.8 typical ranges for the pc's ive got around here), does weird things with timing profiles too.

I'll run memtest tonight anyway
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post #5 of 5
Memtest will show any error's and if it makes you feel any better this happened to me the other day, i just swapped the ram around and it worked. Still worried though
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