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RAM preventing boot

By Uzuda
Jun 15, 2015
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  1. Hi all, my pc has been playing up for a while, it has gone through 3 CMOS batteries in the space of 5 months, but just now it has presented a new issue (could be related), with two sticks of RAM in, it posts and boots the os as normal... With 3 in, it will post and get through BIOS, but it starts loading OS and jumps back to BIOS again... Now with 4 sticks in, it wont even post... Are there any suggestions

    My PC specs...
    Penryn 1600SLI-110dB mobo
    Intel quad core q6700
    And (now only) 4gb ram
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,343   +622

    Try one stick at a time
     
  3. Uzuda

    Uzuda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay cheers, I did that and they each work individually
     
  4. Uzuda

    Uzuda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Could it be that the channel 2 dimm slots were causing the strangely large drain on the CMOS battery?
     

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