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#1 frgpnce

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 08:20 PM

I purchased some additional ram for my computer. I have an e-machine (I know yuck) and went to the website to see what they had to offer as far as an upgrade. Instead of paying $100 for 512mb of ram I went to tigerdirect for a much cheaper price. I purchased 512mb DDR 400mhz which is the same as what my computer is currently using just a different brand. When I insert the ram and restart my computer my monitor goes right to sleep and won't turn on. It sounds like everything else is running fine except I can't get my monitor to turn on. Help please.

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#2 JPHarvey

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:24 PM

Have you tried putting the new RAM in the first RAM slot?

Also, try the new RAM on it's own - that will tell you if it is playing the game or not...
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#3 frgpnce

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:28 PM

I tried the new ram in the first slot and on it's own and same problem.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:35 PM

dead ram.

where I work at I always recommend name brand, with the lifetime warranty the tests on the final product are always much more extensive before it is packaged and shipped.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:39 PM

I purchased ULTRA ram. They have free tech support, lifetime warranty and from the all the info they supply on the package I find it hard to belief it's dead ram, but anything is possible. I guess i will return it and try again.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:55 PM

try buying through newegg, I have yet to have a problem with products from them.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:57 PM

Yeah oldf@rt has it - if it don't work on it's own, it's dead.....
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:08 PM

I would think if the ram didn't work my comp wouldn't start up.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:51 PM

i stuck the ram back in and it worked. now both pieces are in and it works. dunno why but it does. My comp was laying on its side and I lifted it standing while it was on which didn't seem like a good idea but i did it anyway. Heard an crunching sound now my comp just restarts itself constantly. Its running now but will restart shortly

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:54 PM

Also I have the case back on it's side and open while it's running currently. All the fans are working and everything looks fine. The only thing I don't have access to is the power supply, so i don't know if thats the problem or not.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:57 PM

Shutdown the machine. unplug the machine.
touch the metal portion of the case
while holding the metal portion:

take a small vacuum on reverse if possible, and clean out the ram slots. if not use a can of compressed air.

make sure the original stick of ram operates correctly.

remove the original stick, and try the second stick.

if the machine acts stupid again, you have a bad stick of ram.

if this operates correctly, try both sticks together:

if the machine acts stupid again, you have a bad stick of ram.
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