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post #1 of 16
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ok, my system components are all listed in my sig. i just got my fortress2 case and corsair ax850 yesterday, the rest i had for a while now.
so i put everything into my new case, and reseated my cooler with new mx3, and problems came...

this is not the first time i reseated cooler and moved around mobos form case to case, and i had no problems before whatsoever. last night, after putting everything together, my pc will now only boot at default bios settings, meaning cpu at stock speed and ram at 1066. im not planning on OC my cpu just yet anyway, so i didnt do anything with the cpu settings in bios. but when i manually set ram speed to 1600mhz at 7-7-7-22 (which was working rock solid before i moved everything into the fortress2).

basically, i saved a bios profile before, and now when i boot into default bios and try to set it to my own custom profile, the pc simply wont boot into windows. i tried quite a few times, sometimes it goes past post, but only as far as the glowing windows logo (win7), then i'll get a bsod(but it only flashes for probs less than a second, i dont even get a chance to read anything) and then it reboots (but never goes into windows)...or, sometimes the pc goes only as far as light up the power led and fans spin for about a second, i dont even see the post screen, then it just dies. i tried with my old power supply, same thing happens...

oh, one thing about memtest86, i did the default test for about 3 passes @1866mhz, couldnt be bothered to do anymore, coz it was taking too long. anyhow, i noticed it said available memory 4098mb, but i have 6gigs of ram, does that mean one of my stick is bad? im no expert with memtest86...

any thoughts guys thanks in advance!
Edited by erik257 - 2/25/11 at 12:49am
post #2 of 16
Kinda confused.. does it boot into Windows correctly with failsafe/stock settings loaded in the BIOS? Or are you getting the same results, i.e freezing
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Kinda confused.. does it boot into Windows correctly with failsafe/stock settings loaded in the BIOS? Or are you getting the same results, i.e freezing
it boots into windows fine with default bios
post #4 of 16
reseat that "bad" memory stick and try again... or just try him on his own... than u will know if there is any problem
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post #5 of 16
reflash the bios to the bios your using and have you tried resetting the bios with the jumper or taking out the battery?
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reseat that "bad" memory stick and try again... or just try him on his own... than u will know if there is any problem
so im guessing it should show available memory as 6gb in memtest right? well, i havent got time to figure out which one is 'bad' yet, i am in my office right now, will have to test it out when i get back home. but its strange that i didnt even take the ram out or anything when i moved the mobo, it just seems odd that one stick would stop working for no apparent reason. hmmm
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reflash the bios to the bios your using and have you tried resetting the bios with the jumper or taking out the battery?
i havent tried taking the battery out, but i tried short cutting the cmos pin (well, jumper method i guess). also tried the clear cmos button at the back of the io shield. just puts my bios to default, doesnt really solve the problem with custom bios proflie tho....
post #8 of 16
i know, those things happend.. even if you are cleaning mobo or case inside and move one of components u will notice that when u get into windows or in post...
i had experience in that....
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post #9 of 16
load up default bios go into windows and see if you have 6gb ram.

Why are you trying to stuff around with a program you havent used before to tell you.

Control Panel -> System
Will show correct memory.
if it says 6gb your good. if it says 4gb then one of the sticks died or one of the mobo memery slots died, either way your going to have to play around with different configurations until you figure out which one it is, then one you have achieved that then think about loading your custom bios.
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load up default bios go into windows and see if you have 6gb ram.

Why are you trying to stuff around with a program you havent used before to tell you.

Control Panel -> System
Will show correct memory.
if it says 6gb your good. if it says 4gb then one of the sticks died or one of the mobo memery slots died, either way your going to have to play around with different configurations until you figure out which one it is, then one you have achieved that then think about loading your custom bios.
i've used memtest86 before, just dont know the program inside out, anyway, when i was testing rams before with it, didnt really pay attention to any other numbers other than errors and passes, hehe...

yeah, i could have checked with system info in windows, but got fed up last night trying to boot into windows, will check it out later today
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