Computer not posting

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  1. pythag0rus

    pythag0rus MDL Novice

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    #1 pythag0rus, Jan 21, 2010
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  2. danny3456

    danny3456 MDL Member

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    Kingston has a very good record of compatability, especially you are using a 4G kit. I would suggest you to check your power supply, or change it to a more powerful unit to try if you can get one.
     
  3. pythag0rus

    pythag0rus MDL Novice

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    There's a 500W PSU in the machine. Brand: Thermaltake. I don't think going higher than this will make a difference?

    All the parts are brand new...
     
  4. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    DDR3 compatibility is likley your issue.
    Could have a bad second module or bad slot (swap em' to check) , but I'm betting it's compatibility issue. One other possibility is power supply but if it's a quality one, i'd still suspect RAM compatibility problem.

    Wait for a BIOS update or get different RAM. Not much of a soultion and why i've returned some DDR3 products.
     
  5. alextheg

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    Which slots are you using for the two modules ?
     
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  6. pythag0rus

    pythag0rus MDL Novice

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    I use slots 1 and 3
    tried 2 and 4 as well... no luck
     
  7. alextheg

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    In that case i would have to agree with 2centsworth. Go with DDR2 for now at least.
     
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    #11 starams5, Feb 9, 2010
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  11. pythag0rus

    pythag0rus MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot burfadel and starams5 and all of you for that matter for your explanations and help!
    This can definitely help a lot of people out there.

    The power supply wasn't the problem. It's a brand name PSU.

    It was definitely the ram.
    It was correct (1.7v ram) so I downgraded it to 1066mhz, got it to run but it would freeze.

    So I indeed got 2 X KVR1333D3N9/2G and that worked like a charm.

    Thanks again!
     
  12. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    No worries! You wouldn't be the first to have memory problems with the core i3/i5/i7's due to the memory voltage. Its a good thing it didn't work properly, apparently anything higher than standard stuff's the CPU (this can be read online).
     
  13. RJARRRPCGP

    RJARRRPCGP MDL Member

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    Do you mean stop error and reboot? Sounds like it. Probably BSOD'ing and rebooting, because Windows is reporting a corruption error. Reseat the RAM and try again.
     
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  14. pythag0rus

    pythag0rus MDL Novice

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    The problem was that the memory wasn't compatible RJARRRPCGP. Got new memory sticks and voila! it worked. Thanks
     
  15. burfadel

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    Yeah it vitally important to get the right DDR3 RAM depending on your system, hopefully soon manufacturers just make Core i3/i5/i7 compatible RAM as they should work on all DDR3 systems.