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Computer turns on and off 2 times before boot

Hello guys, i know theres a lot of topics with this same subject on here, but let me explain, i have 8gbs on my computer, and i got this 4gbs memory and i went for a test, but nothing happened i got stuck with 8gb, so i took it off and tested this other 2gb memory i had here, when i realized my system were running with 4gbs only, so i took the 2gb ram off and it keeps stuck with 4gb... and before it boots it turns off and on itself 2 times so it can boot.

I7 950
Rampage iii extreme
R9 270x

Any help would be appreciated!!! sorry for being so newwb. :)
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    What are the RAM modules/kits that your trying to use? Motherboards can be "picky" with RAM modules. They tend to like matched size/speeds in a set vs mix and match.
  2. 1LiquidPC said:
    What are the RAM modules/kits that your trying to use? Motherboards can be "picky" with RAM modules. They tend to like matched size/speeds in a set vs mix and match.


    I have like 2 kingstons 2gbs each and 2 Adata 2gbs each and the other two are 1 Adata > 4gb and 1 kingston 2gb

    Seems like putting all em together it runs just fine it shows 14Gbs now and it doesnt turn on and off itsel anymore when it boots... just weird

    even tho, i would like to know why all of a sudden it doesnt recognize my 8gbs anymore, instead of 8 it shows 4. and that weird ritual started to happen when i removed my 4gb ADATA from it.

    Thanks for you attention bud. :)
  3. Ram can be odd sometimes depending on speed/capacities/modules installed. I had a motherboard once that worked fine with 4 sticks installed (2 separate kits of 2 sticks which were all identical sticks). However removing one "set" would make the motherboard not POST. Have you checked the memory QVL from ASUS for your motherboard to see if your sticks model numbers are on it for compatibility.? Of course other sticks may work, it's just that the ones on the list are guaranteed in certain configurations. I can't really give you an explanation why your situation happened the way it did. Sometimes just moving the ram around to different slots can fix or break things as far as operating/booting correctly. If your still having issues, maybe try updating the BIOS. If it's working fine now, let it go :)
  4. 1LiquidPC said:
    Ram can be odd sometimes depending on speed/capacities/modules installed. I had a motherboard once that worked fine with 4 sticks installed (2 separate kits of 2 sticks which were all identical sticks). However removing one "set" would make the motherboard not POST. Have you checked the memory QVL from ASUS for your motherboard to see if your sticks model numbers are on it for compatibility.? Of course other sticks may work, it's just that the ones on the list are guaranteed in certain configurations. I can't really give you an explanation why your situation happened the way it did. Sometimes just moving the ram around to different slots can fix or break things as far as operating/booting correctly. If your still having issues, maybe try updating the BIOS. If it's working fine now, let it go :)


    Hey bud.
    Yeah that is odd af, its working fine now, since i plugged all the em together, its running with 14gbs right now, but i'll remove one of em and see how it goes from now on, i also installed a new OS here. who knows.
    I fear updating the bios cuz it might messes my computer up lol! but i'll see what i can do if this weird rituals begins again! Thanks a bunch dude. Have a good evening! :)
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