Racing299 wrote:Okay, so my PC was having issues with going into a boot loop. I soon found out it wasn't reading Ram slots 2 and 4. I thought no big deal and just used 1 and 3. After a few months, the lack of ram was bottlenecking higher demanding things. I tried a new mobo, cpu, and ram (CPU was the last thing replaced). On replacing the CPU, it would only boot with 1 ram stick. I unplugged it from power and shorted the battery terminal on the mobo, that gave me the second ram stick back. Its still not reading 2 and 4 though. I'm out of ideas.
Run a memtest and make sure it isn't the modules. If that works set BIOS to defaults and use XMP profile for RAM. If that doesn't work I'd contact the MB as it might be the board controller.
Hi Im Skyqe wrote:
Pumaxcs wrote:So sometime the weekend I'll go through driver/software one by one to see which one botched me up so bad but for now things are the way it should be. Thanks Peter
NP.. Its funny how many issues you can have from Windows deciding not installing properly somehow.. I've had it happen more than once too, wish there was competition for Windows so they wouldn't be able to drag there asses like they do...
BTW if you haven't seen go take a look at the X299 leak.. Amazing what competition can do to Intel... Finally getting more cores with equal single core performance to the four cores.
Yep. Since I just did the install I really didn't think that could be it but something happened it didn't like. I have seen the new Intel stuff but luckily I bought all my stuff through Microcenter and got a 2 year store warranty on CPU/MB/GPU/GPU. So while I did pay 2k for all of my stuff this time I can return any of those 4 parts within my 2 year warranty and get a full price refund toward anything else in their store. So my next full PC upgrade will only cost me $100 or so per thing(returned item worth full price but I'll loose the $50 I paid in warranty and on the new item I'll purchase the warranty again). I don't see any reason for me to ditch my 7700k because if Intel puts higher cores out in the wild it will push games to improve multicore and ultimately make my current stuff better. However, if I do decide to do it it won't cost me arm/leg to do so.