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#1 Daragh

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:04 AM

Alright so here is the issue
Since today my PC suddenly started acting a bit... funny
First off it wouldn't start up, all I'd get are four short beeps, it would suddenly shut down and start up again and the process would repeat
Then after thoroughly checking all cables I tried again, didn't work
Checked RAM, it seemed to work when I pressed them down (though no click so they weren't unseated)
Booted up, then BSOD IRQL_LESS_OR_NOT_EQUAL or something like that
Shut down, booted again and went into startup repair, said it couldn't repair
Started it up again, it is working, I think- I haven't switched it back on.
Just wondering if there is a solution. Not sure if the errors will pop up again
System specs
CPU- i3 sandy bridge (forgot full name)
8gb DDR3 Mushkin redline (again, forgotten frequency but it isn't overly high)
Corsair GT SSD 60gb (the red one)
160gb seagate HDD
Asrock Z77 Pro3 mobo (haha this was the edit)
ATI Radeon 7970 (sapphire dual x)
Silverstone silverstrider 750 watt PSU
Sorry for the non-specific specs, I'll try and dig em out later
Thanks in advance!

Edited by Daragh, 20 November 2012 - 01:07 AM.

Laptop: Dell XPS 15 | GT540m | i7 2620QM | 6GB Ram | 750GB 7200rpm HDD|
Desktop: i3 | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | CM Storm Enforcer | Silverstone Strider Plus 750watt | Random HDD's from scavanged PC's set as dump storage |
To get: 8gb Mushkin Blackline/Redline Ram | GT560Ti | i5 2500k or equivalent ivory bridge | XSPC Rasa 750 WC Kit
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#2 bigball1

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:36 AM

So ASrocks site is saying that 4 short beeps is a "System timer failure"

So after so digging around its a problem with the RAM. So i would download memtest and start there.

Also you could try to reseating the ram as well. They do creep out a bit even though you pushed on them, they still could not be making a connection.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

BB is on the right track, but I'd go a little further. Remove all RAM sticks except for one. Securely install it into the DIMM slot recommended by ASRock for single DIMM operation. Run Memtest for 20-30 minutes. Pull that stick and install the next. Run Memtest again. Rinse repeat until all sticks have been tested and they are good or you have a bad stick. Report findings.
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#4 Daragh

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

Ok thanks guys, I'll try that tonight
Laptop: Dell XPS 15 | GT540m | i7 2620QM | 6GB Ram | 750GB 7200rpm HDD|
Desktop: i3 | AsRock Z77 Pro3 | CM Storm Enforcer | Silverstone Strider Plus 750watt | Random HDD's from scavanged PC's set as dump storage |
To get: 8gb Mushkin Blackline/Redline Ram | GT560Ti | i5 2500k or equivalent ivory bridge | XSPC Rasa 750 WC Kit
<insert deep thought provoking comment here>
Story of my life: <presses enter> Syntax Error

#5 wevsspot

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

If all of the memory modules check out fine in the primary dimm, the next step would be to repeat the same exercise in the remaining dimm slots. Be advised that some boards will throw an error code or no-boot condition if you attempt to run a single module in the non-preferred dimm slot, in which case you'll just have to skip that part. But that shouldn't prevent you from populating additional slots and running multiple sticks of memory - the key is follow the dimm configuration specified by the motherboard mfg. The users manual will usually show you how to correctly populate the dimm slots based on how many sticks of memory that you're running.
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