View Full Version : Installed new ram - comp keeps rebooting

2013-03-07, 11:43 PM

I had 2x4gb DDR3 1600 mhz ram and got 2 x 4gb DDR3 1600 mhz more, installed those, comp just reboots indefinitely until I turned off the power supply.

I made sure new ram was 100% snapped in.

took new ram out, PC runs fine.

do I need to RMA?

2013-03-07, 11:49 PM
Are they still running at 1600 rates? Did your BIOS kick back to "safety get you home mode"? If the answer is yes and no (in that order) then I wouldn't worry about it.

2013-03-07, 11:51 PM
I can't get into bios. It whirs into life for a second, turns off, whirs, turns off. Repeated for like a minute until I turned the PSU off.

Silent Thunder
2013-03-08, 01:25 AM
Does it make any kind of beeping before it gets to Bios?

2013-03-08, 01:43 AM
Does it make any kind of beeping before it gets to Bios?

It doesn't get to bios.

2013-03-08, 05:15 AM
What does the mobo beep code sound like when you start it?
Have you tried just running with the new ram? If that doesn't work then try one of the new sticks one at a time.

2013-03-08, 11:21 AM
I don't recall, I'll have to run those tests tonight

2013-03-08, 11:41 PM
Wait, I thought you said it works fine?

Yeah, troubleshoot the beep codes.