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Boot into BIOS with NO RAM?

litwicki22

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Will the motherboard boot to BIOS even without RAM inserted?
If it can then I can figure out if there is problem of the RAM module.
Because when i am booting pc its not loading system , it just automatically going to bios
 

redzo

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RAM is vital.
You need all off the following in order to start up the system: cpu, gpu, ram.
 

VirtualLarry

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The BIOS will boot (partway) without any RAM inserted. All it will do (if you have a speaker plugged in) is generally, beep three times. This indicates that the CPU is booting, and the BIOS is booting, but you have no RAM.

This can be useful, if you have "bad" RAM plugged in (or not quite fixed in the slot), and you get no response when booting. If you remove the RAM and try to boot, and you get beeps, that means that the CPU is alive.
 

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