Windows 10: Windows 10 Not Booting After New RAM Install

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  1.    24 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Not Booting After New RAM Install


    I recently purchased G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL for my computer. I ran a memory test with memtest86+ and my old memory had 175 errors, which is not good. So I purchased the new ram, but when I installed it in my computer, the system turns on but Windows 10 will not boot.

    Does this mean that the RAM is bad? I know that it's compatible because I narrowed my search down on NewEgg to RAM that was compatible with my motherboard. The one thing that I did notice is that my motherboard's manual says that it's compatible with 2 sticks of DRAM and the RAM that I purchased is SDRAM.
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  2. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       24 Aug 2015 #2

    Have you made sure the RAM is seated correctly? Is the system POSTing properly?
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  3.    24 Aug 2015 #3

    Can you get into the BIOS settings?

    If so, what are the memory settings? Some motherboards default to DDR3 1600. You bought DDR3 2133, which should also run OK at 1600. (The factor of 2 is for the Double Data Rate equivalent data rate.)

    If your BIOS supports an XMP (extended memory profile), you might try one for your RAM to get it to run at its specified data rate.

    You might also see what memtest86+ tells you. They only version I've ever run of that was one that ran from a bootable CD. That would require you to boot into Windows.

    I've always had good luck with Gskill RAM. I hope that you do as well, once you have things sorted.
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  4.    24 Aug 2015 #4

    Boozad said: View Post
    Have you made sure the RAM is seated correctly? Is the system POSTing properly?
    What do you mean "POSTing properly"?
    bobkn said: View Post
    Can you get into the BIOS settings?

    If so, what are the memory settings? Some motherboards default to DDR3 1600. You bought DDR3 2133, which should also run OK at 1600. (The factor of 2 is for the Double Data Rate equivalent data rate.)

    If your BIOS supports an XMP (extended memory profile), you might try one for your RAM to get it to run at its specified data rate.

    You might also see what memtest86+ tells you. They only version I've ever run of that was one that ran from a bootable CD. That would require you to boot into Windows.

    I've always had good luck with Gskill RAM. I hope that you do as well, once you have things sorted.
    I'll check my BIOS settings and run memtest86+. If the memory is completely fried, would memtest86+ be able to detect the RAM?
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  5.    24 Aug 2015 #5

    TONPumper said: View Post
    What do you mean "POSTing properly"?

    I'll check my BIOS settings and run memtest86+. If the memory is completely fried, would memtest86+ be able to detect the RAM?
    POST=Power On Self Test. It's the text you see on the screen just after the computer turns on and before the system tries to load the operating system.
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  6.    24 Aug 2015 #6

    owensdj said: View Post
    POST=Power On Self Test. It's the text you see on the screen just after the computer turns on and before the system tries to load the operating system.
    Actually, I didn't notice that screen with the new ram in the system.
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  7.    24 Aug 2015 #7

    Try reseating your ram.
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  8.    24 Aug 2015 #8

    Well, I did the following:
    -Reset the cmos
    -Tried only using one stick
    -Changing the rams position

    Is there a certain order that I should do everything? Should I try installing the new ram again now that my bios settings are back to default or would it matter?
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  9.    01 Sep 2015 #9

    I just purchased more G.Skill RAM from Newegg and it also did not work. Does anyone have any advice on the RAM that I should be purchasing?
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  10. Posts : 3,431
    EL Capitan
       01 Sep 2015 #10

    Sounds like you may have got the incorrect RAM. Check on Crucial.com to see what is the proper RAM that you need for your Motherboard. This is what Crucial is stating that your Motherboard uses. Computer memory and SSD upgrades for MSI (Micro Star) MSI (Micro Star) Motherboards G41M-P26 from Crucial

    our MSI (Micro Star) G41M-P26

    system specs as shipped

    memory


    • Maximum memory: 8192MB
    • Slots:2 (2 banks of 1)

    *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.



    4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V 512Meg x 64

    CT3576129


    • DDR3 PC3-12800 9-9-9-24 Unbuffered NON-ECC DDR3-1600 1.35V 512Meg x 64 Low Profile
    • upgrade for MSI (Micro Star) G41M-P26 system.






    storage



    • Storage: SATA 2 - 3Gb/s


    what does this mean?

    Chipset


    • Chipset: Intel G41


    what does this mean?

    video card


    • Graphics card: PCI Express x16
    • External connector: 15-hole connector
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