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system will not boot

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#1 unobeautifulmama


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 02:15 PM

Ok, I thought (first mistake) that I was doing something very simple. How hard is it to install more RAM, but obvisouly I must have really messed up somewhere. Someone please help me! I tried installing a 1G RAM into the slots, realized (duh) it was the wrong type. So I pulled it back out and now the system will not boot. I turn it on all the fans start spinning but the monitor turns on and then back off. Please don't tell me that I fried the motherboard. Any suggestions on a fix?

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#2 MWR


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 04:42 PM

Quick Questions:
- Did the Ram fit into the MOBO properly (without forceing it)? (DDR2 is backward compatible, the system can down clock it if the MOBO is capable.)
- What type of Ram does it require and what type of Ram did you put in?
For some quick reference:
- If you forced the stick into the slot it may have damaged the MOBO.
- If it is ddr2 it requires 2 sticks of the same type to run on that channel.
- Break down to bare minimums (CPU, Ram, PSU, MOBO, and Video) take off the CMOS jumper and take out the BIOS battery, wait 30sec-1min and then replace the battery then the jumper.

#3 Sneakycyber


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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:49 PM

Did you turn off the computer before removing the old memory or inserting the new memory?
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